Railway Minister calls for objectivity in news reports

Union Minister of State for Railways Kotla Jayasuryaprakasa Reddy called upon journalists to demonstrate objectivity in news presentation.

Addressing a meeting organised by Journalists Association of Andhra Pradesh (JAAP) here on Sunday, he said journalists should function beyond politics or affiliations while reporting events. Accuracy should be the basic guiding principle for any journalist, he said.

The Minister promised concessional travel for families of journalists in railways. He said the railway wagon workshop would change the face of Kurnool district and efforts were being made to start the project at the earliest.

MLA Katasani Rambhupal Reddy, SP Chandrasekhar Reddy, former MLC S.V. Mohan Reddy, Press Council member Uppala Laxman, NUJ member Alam Mehendi, and others were present. The association felicitated senior journalists.