The YSR Congress Party has requested the Chief Electoral Officer of the State to take action against a Telugu daily newspaper for “propagation of false news in furtherance of the prospects of TDP” by publishing paid news.

In a representation submitted to CEO Bhanwarlal here on Friday, general secretary of YSRCP K. Shiva Kumar alleged that the newspaper was publishing a special supplement as part of its election coverage and spitting venom against YSR Congress and its president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy through false news articles in those columns.

Such articles in the special supplement should be treated as paid news and the total cost of the supplement from its launch must be charged to the election account of TDP. The publisher was liable for propagation of false news under various sections of election-related laws, he stated.