Thiruvananthapuram: An order imposing strict restriction on media interaction with chief minister, other ministers and celebrities within the secretariat and on public venues outside has been issued by the Pinarayi Vijayan led LDF government.
The order was issued through Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Subrata Biswas.
The media has been restricted from forcefully taking responses from chief minister and other ministers at public events. From now onwards the media will be allowed to interact with VIPs only if they get prior appointments.
The media will be allowed to enter only those places determined by the Public Relations Department (PRD) at the event venues. The restriction is applicable for press conferences, press releases, media coordination, media invitations, entry of media and photo/video sessions.