Minister flays Naidu, Lokesh

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Amaravati, Feb 25: I & PR and Cinematography Minister Perni Venkatramaiah flayed TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh for politicizing every issue including the recently released movie and said the state government would regulate the movie ticket prices if they are sold against the fixed prices.

Speaking to media at party central office here on Friday, the Minister said the state government has issued G.O 35 to fix prices of movie tickets in theatres and added that the prices were fixed based on area, AC, non AC , multiplex and others. He said some exhibitors have challenged GO. 35 in High Court and the Court said the joint collector who is the licensing authority be allowed to fix rates in consultation with stakeholders.

He questioned why exhibitors are not approaching Joint Collectors to fix movie ticket prices. He said the state government has delayed to issue the G.O on fixing ticket prices due to the sudden demise of cabinet minister and it is unfortunate that vested interests are trying to polticise it.

The Minister said Naidu has stated that political alliance can’t be one-sided love affair and looking for possible alliance with Jana Sena and hence politicizing the tickets issue.He asserted that YSRCP never considered Pawan Kalyan as a serious politician.