An RTI application has revealed that the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Government spent Rs 263.76 crore on Newspaper advertisements in the first twenty months of its tenure. Out of this 104.74 million ads have gone to Sakshi alone.
Eenadu, the largest circulation newspaper in Andhra Pradesh has reached 89 crores. Prajashakthi 6.96 crore, Andhra Prabha 4.27 crore, Vishalandhra 1.53 crore and Vartha 3.27 crore. Namaste Telangana also got ads worth 38 Lakhs.
Andhrajyothy, the third largest circulation newspaper has received advertisements worth 25 lakhs for taking a stand against the Government.
15 million worth of advertisements were sent to The Hindu in English newspapers. 12 crores by Deccan Chronicle, 7 crores by Times of India, 10 crores by New Indian Express, 3.5 crores by Hans India, 2.33 crores by Pioneer and 1 crores by Indian Express.
Sakshi TV channel received many advertisements for TV channels. Since coming to power till January 12 this year, 9.89 crores have been spent by the government on the campaign in the channels. Of these, Jagan’s chain earned 2 crores. 47.8 crores were spent by the government to advertise the posters out of which 21.51 crores went to the companies of YSR Congress leaders.
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