Arnab Goswami issues chilling warning to BJP to mend its ways, says ‘this country may not have opposition but it has some media’


Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami on Monday night launched a tirade against the BJP warning the party to be careful even if the opposition had been decimated. Issuing a threat to the BJP government, Goswami said that while the opposition may have been decimated, the saffron party should know that the country still had him and other media outlets.

Arnab Goswami

“Ladies and gentlemen, minister after minister in the (Manohar Lal) Khattar government is backing parole for a convicted rapist and a murderer. Tonight, they want this rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim to be able to farm his fields just four months ahead of the elections in Haryana. I sniff a political deal in this.”

Earlier in the programme, he urged his viewers to ‘come together’ to ensure that the rapist and murderer baba was not granted a parole. “The Haryana government is out of its mind to not oppose his parole. They want him out so that they can do a trade off with him for a few votes.”

Goswami said that if Ram Rahim was granted parole, ‘tomorrow Asaram (another rape accused baba)’ will also claim that he was not a rapist but ‘a businessman.’ This was followed by his most extraordinary lines that not even his detractors would have expected Goswami to say.

This is what he said, “And therefore, this is the time and opportunity to stand for what’s right and push our voice because, because and remember what I am saying tonight viewers, this country may not have an opposition but it has us. This country may not have an opposition, but it still has some media…it has you and it has me and our voice will not be silenced.”

He wasn’t done yet. Addressing the BJP spokesperson, Goswami said in Hindi, “I said that after the Lok Sabha elections you thought there was no opposition in this country. But I can say this guarantee that this rapist will not be allowed by us….aap sudhar jaayiye. aap nahi karenge to aap se karwaya jaayega..main dhamki nahi de raha hoon. Main bhavishyavani kar raha hoon. (You better mend your ways. If you don’t do it, I will make you do it. I am not issuing threats, I am only making predictions.)”

Later in the programme, when a BJP representative accused him of not being fair, Goswami said, “I am never going to be fair on what’s wrong.” He even mocked PM Narendra Modi’s slogan by saying ‘this is not sabka saath sabka vikaas.’

Goswami was reacting to the Haryana’s BJP government’s decision to support Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s parole application even though the same has been rejected by the Punjab and Haryana High Court last month. The court, according to India Today, had observed that releasing Ram Rahim could lead to a law and order problem like the infamous incident of 2017.

In 2017, the rapist and murderer baba was sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment after being convicted for two cases of rapes.



  1. If BJP allows a parole to this convict ram rahim,it will have committed an irreversible fraud on people of india and they will pay for it sooner than later.Also lynching on innocent muslims have to stop.Even if a muslim kills cow(no body in their right mind would like to kill a cow that gives milk,because a muslim also needs milk for his child),there can not be a mob justice.There can not also be a scene where a muslim is forced chant JAI SHRI RAM.It is simply wrong.

    • U are sick man. If he talks in favour of bjp he is biased, if he speaks against bjp he has not got installment.
      Come on get urself treated at any good hospital. Get well soon.

  2. boycotts his channel further more and he comes out more against corrupt politicians..congress did the right thing in banning debates..

  3. Should I send my mother and sisters neighbor country Is bhutan safe? What will I told them being an indian I feel proud but what about our home pride don’t we need safety first from rapist so that I can go to day job happily..

  4. What Arnab Goswami said is 100% correct. How can a criminal be granted parasite and that too by convicting the court’s order?
    If this happens then I must say that there is no law in this country and being poor in this country is the greatest crime. And the court’s are there to give punishment only to the poor and the middle class people of this country. The rich and the influencial is above law., above court’s decision. If parole is granted to that criminal Ram Rahim, then BJP government must loose severely, I mean the political story of BJP must come to an end atleast in Haryana.

  5. Then why jail’s, grant parole to all convicts
    The poor s’mores frustration these rulers don’t understand. Because they get away after crimes

  6. What ever issue you are rising and struggling for justice is 100%correct.Government have to work for people not for famous people and politicians.That accused one will must be punishable.

  7. Mr. Karan, kindly dare speak few similar words for those Hindus who were also lynched recently by Muslims. Don’t be selective. I am an Ex-serviceman. My religion is humanity & my agenda is Nation first. C M Kalsi.

  8. Right is right and wrong is wrong. There is no grey area in the case of this rapist. If the man is released on parole, most of the citizens of this country will lose faith in the BJP and Modi. It will be the biggest folly committed by the BJP. Only God can help this country if a person like Mr. Narendra Modi, who we consider to be honest, condones the blatantly wrong decision by the Chief Minister of a BJP ruled State for the sake of votes! Mr. Modi’s esteem in the eyes of his followers worldwide and this country’s citizenry will have taken an irreparable hit. No action can me more deplorable than absolving a murderer and a rapist for the sake of votes.

  9. if a parole can be granted to even the worst of convicts of political murders in other states why can’t this convict be also granted parole ? After all its not a permanent liberation. He has to come back to jail after the parole is over. Sanjay Dutt is an example. This news reader should equally bark at such actions by ruling political parties in other states.

  10. It seems the BJP has stopped feeding Arnab after election and opposition has stopped sending representative/spokespersons for debate the great stooge finds a new way to get favours from the ruling bosses to run his channel.
    It is my request that the channel must be boycotted and no one should pay for this channel.

  11. Let me explain the issue.. as most of you know, Arnabs republic was funded by rajeev chandrashekhar , a bjp man in the beginning. But a few weeks back, arnab bought most of the shares from chandrashekhar, thus making him the sole boss.

    He is basically just extorting BJP right now.

  12. This is the opinion of state govt but Arnab jumps to involve our PM. Arnab I know you speak truth but did PM Modiji give any verdict on this. He will not do that but if someone is asking for the release of this man, court is the one where the verdict will be announced. As PM already said, many economic offenders are brought back from abroad and many more are in KHTAAR ( queue ). Even the dynasty is on bail, but PM is not going to pronounce the verdict but the courts. Let us not jump to conclusions and keep blaming PM. Thanks.

  13. Parole of RR is like freedom to Rapists and probably supplier of women to men in power. Such pimps are used by Politicians for personal gains and ruin of our national character.There are number of stories of illegal practices for winning Elections & this will add to the nefarious acts right under the nose of Election authorities.Now use of power to be exact use of BAT for beating an official by an MLA is nothing new when the number of criminals from the party in majority will open the eyes of any self respecting Indian.Similarly using the cadre for beating an fores officer is an example of law makers of this country . MERA BHARAT MAHAN.

  14. A convicted rapist being granted parole… what society are we living in. not expected of Modiji’s Govt.
    this is not what we elected him for…

  15. As an outsider I see the present political situation in India as the lesser of two evils, so accept it and get on with it. Remember the old joke when the beggar says give me money or I will vote Congress…….


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