Doordarshan pulled up by Assembly Speaker for poor coverage

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta on Saturday asked State-owned media, including Doordarshan, to telecast the proceedings of the House properly, failing which action would be taken against them.

The Speaker issued these directions after Khansahib MLA Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen Shah (PDF) accused Doordarshan of showing him "only thrice" since the Budget Session of the Assembly began on May 24.

The legislator complained that members not present in the House were shown yesterday whereas, those present were not shown.

He requested the Speaker to direct Doordarshan to give equal coverage to all the members.

Gupta flayed the State-owned media for repeated complaints by legislators regarding coverage of House proceedings.

"I say this with disappointment that you (Doordarshan) telecast Zero Hour on Friday when there was no Zero Hour. Do not repeat this again or else, I will take action," he warned.

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