Visalandhra focused on peoples’ issues: Suravaram
Hyderabad: Launching a new year Calender and Diary for 2017 at party headquarters of Makhdoom Bhavan here today, CPI National General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy stated that Visalandhra is noted for carrying news related to left, democratic, secular, peoples’ protests. It also played a key role by giving equal priority to all issues and focusing on left oriented protests and movements taken up for the cause of the peoples’ problems Sudhakar Reddy averred.
Since its inception in 1952 Visalandhra has been the mouthpiece of the CPI focusing on peoples’ issues and representing all other sections of the society with equal priority. It will continue to play its role representing all sections, he said. Saying that freedom of the press has become freedom of the managements by some newspapers and news channels, he maintained that Visalandhra was away from such practice. Instead, it focused on all other issues with journalistic ethics, maintained standards, protecting democratic and constitutional norms whuile safeguarding the rights of the workers and labourers. The newspaper has been noted for vying for human rights, protecting political values and opposing fake encounters, he said. Several editors and journalists worked with the newspaper for quite some time and rose to become top level journalists and Visalandhra withstood many problems, he added.
Former MP Aziz Pasha, former MLAs G Mallesh, Palla Venkat Reddy, General Manager Harinath Reddy, K Pratap Reddy, Pashya Padma, AITUC leader T Narasimhan, Bala Mallesh, ET Narasimha and others participated in the event. . Editor Mutyala Prasad presided over the program, while Hyderabad Chief of News Bureau Fazil, welcomed the guests.