Annamalai Refuses To Apologize To Journalists And Calls Out DMK Owned Media For Their Bias

Annamalai Refuses To Apologise To Journalists, Calls Out DMK-Owned Media Outlets For Their Bias

by Swarajya Staff - Oct 31, 2022 05:31 PM +05:30 IST
Annamalai Refuses To Apologise To Journalists, Calls Out DMK-Owned Media Outlets For Their BiasTamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai.

In a video seen on Twitter, Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K Annamalai has refused to apologise to journalists.

They were demanding an apology for his remarks made few days back at a party programme in Cuddalore.

Annamalai had asked reporters as to why they were surrounding him like monkeys jumping on trees to get his statements when he had already refused to answer questions.

According to D Sridhar, the State Secretary for the Media Cell, the journalists had already been informed that there would be no press conference but in spite of that they had been following Annamalai for his comments. Sridhar also said that this may have been done intentionally to create a bad name for Annamalai.

Today, while refusing to apologise, Annamalai said that he did not feel the need to do so because he did not say anything wrong.

Responding to a question, he said that television channels like Sun TV and Kalaignar TV and newspapers like Murasoli that are owned by the Karunanidhi and Maran families are driven by an agenda and are biased in favour of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). They cannot be called neutral media.

When a journalist continued to insist on an apology from him, Annamalai refused to back down and told the journalist (likely from one of the above mentioned television channels) that nobody was forcing him to attend his press meets. He was free to write as he wishes or blackout, ie, not cover his events.

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