The fourth day of the winter session of the state Assembly began with a protest led by the Telugu Desam Party against curbs on press freedom. TDP leaders protested the ban on three Telugu television channels in the Legislature Complex and demanded that the controversial government order (GO) 2430 must be revoked.
TDP chief Naidu, along with his party MLAs and MLCs, came in a protest rally to the Assembly demanding the abolition of GO 2430. He also questioned the imposition of curbs on three TV channels from covering Assembly proceedings. The TDP MLAs and MLCs were stopped at the Assembly gate but were allowed later following heated arguments with the marshals.