TRS leader, MLA and former minister T Harish Rao today condemned a news item in English daily Deccan Chronicle that he was set to join the BJP despite the article ending with it being an April 1 (Fools' Day) gag.
He expressed serious displeasure at the news item that went viral in the social media despite the clarification at its end.
In a tweet, Rao sought an apology from the newspaper and demanded it being printed in the newspaper's Tuesday edition in the same (front) page.
"The news carried out by a reputed media outlet is a classic example of #FakeNews. It's insensitive to spread disinformation, even as a prank, specially at a time when the whole country has been fighting against fake news. My sincere appeal to the media outlets to not resort to such pranks. I demand the outlet which carried the #Fakenews item to carry an apology tomorrow on the same page," Rao tweeted.
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