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Not an attack on freedom of press, says Finance Minister

  • Criticises Telugu Desam's comments
  • `State not vindictive towards Eenadu'

    HYDERABAD: Justifying the CID's searches on Margadarsi Financiers, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister K. Rosaiah has reiterated that the action did not amount to "attack on the freedom of press" as claimed by the Opposition.

    The Rangachary committee appointed to inquire into the matter was acting cautiously after obtaining legal consent but the Opposition parties, the Telugu Desam in particular, were trying to project as if the Government was being vindictive towards Eenadu daily for exposing its lapses.

    "We are in fact trying to rectify the genuine lapses whenever they are brought out ," he said.