Hyderabad: Finance Minister Eatala Rajendra has enthralled journalist to play an active role in strengthen the democracy in the country.
Addressing a group of journalists who were selected for an orientation programme in New Delhi, Etala said that the journalists must feel their responsibility as the fourth pillar of democracy and point out lapses in Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.
He also recalled the role played by journalists during Telangana movement.
The meeting, held on Tuesday in Assembly Committee Hall, was also attended Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, Legislature Secretary S. Raja Sadaram and Media Advisory Committee chairman Eshwar Reddy. (INN)