On the 5th of March, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, launched the A.P., Fact Check website and Twitter account at his camp office.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that malicious propaganda was being spread in the media and on social media. To put an end to this and reduce the false rumours about the State Government and its activities, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) decided to launch the fact check website. These AP Fact Check website and Twitter would have evidences and would not let these false propaganda tarnish the image and reputation of the State Government in people’s eyes.
With this, the State Government also condemned this false propaganda as AP fact check platforms with evidence. The platform will show how the false campaign has been shown with evidence and will bring the true facts to the people’s attention.
YS Jagan said that the authorities should also take action against malicious propaganda. He said, “We need to identify where this malicious campaign originally started and take legal action, no one has the right to deliberately damage the reputation of an individual or the system. “No one has the right to corrupt systems with personal intentions.”
Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “Such malicious propaganda is being made for various reasons and there is need to do something to put an end to something like this.”
The launch of the fact check website came at a time when Andhra Pradesh is all set to conduct the Municipal elections.
The State Municipal elections would be held on the 10th of March 2021. Major parties contesting the elections are the Telugu Desam Party (TDP,) the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP,) the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the JanaSena Party.