Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami on Sunday faced another round of ridicule on social media after he was seen in a discussion with at least 15 guests in a single frame. Republic TV billed their programme as Double Exit Polls, presumably one by its English TV channel and another by its sister Republic Bharat.
In the viral photo (see above), Arnab Goswami was seen in conversation with at least 15 guests who all sat in single file. Seeing 15 guests in a single frame left social media users in splits as they began to poke fun at Goswami. While some said that Republic TV studio should be declared a district, others likened the scene to a Punjabi Bagh wedding in Delhi. There were some who wondered if Goswami will travel to a stadium to record his next debate.
यह पैनल हैं या किसी SBI बैंक का काउंटर? pic.twitter.com/DvMv3LWNTS
— Anil Tiwari (@Interceptors) May 19, 2019
Itne experts, studio ko zila kyon nahi ghoshit karwa lete https://t.co/izUxoBXJTw
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) May 19, 2019
Arnab agli baar stadium bhar ke panelists ke saath debate karega pic.twitter.com/V0AsPKAI7f
— चौकीदार अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) May 19, 2019
News channel or a Punjabi Bagh wedding? https://t.co/xYeGFXMOjz
— Abhishek Baxiابھیشیک अभिषेक (@baxiabhishek) May 19, 2019
In another video, Goswami was seen in conversation with his colleagues as he bragged, “We know how to flash number and we know how to analyse data. We know how to go in details. Ours is the only polling agency, which sent reporters to each constituency of this country.
In one video, one of the pannelists for the exit poll special show was seen arriving in the studio on a Royal Enfield motorbike.
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— Republic (@republic) May 19, 2019
Last week, Goswami had slammed his rival TV channels particularly India Today for ‘leaking’ their exit poll data that gave the NDA only 177 seats, a loss of 177 seats compared to 2014, they claimed. Faced with widespread condemnation, India Today had later clarified that numbers flashed on its channel were part of the channel’s dummy data.