Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he is yet to watch the controversial NaMo TV, which has become a topic of intense political debate ever since it was launched on 31 March.
“Yes, it’s being run by some people. I have not been able to watch it because I don’t get time,” Modi told ABP News during an interview. One ABP journalist, who was interviewing the prime minister said to PM, “It’s very interesting. You must watch this.”
Modi’s response assumes significance since he himself had tweeted on 31 March informing his followers about the launch of Namo TV.
The day we were most looking forward to is here!
At 5 PM, lakhs of Chowkidars from different parts of India will interact in the historic #MainBhiChowkidar programme.
This is an interaction you must not miss.
Watch it live on the NaMoApp or NaMo TV. pic.twitter.com/XXKkLUuE7X
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 31, 2019
The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have approached the Election Commission over the launch of NaMo TV ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the national poll body sought a report from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. According to the Congress and the AAP, the launch of NaMo TV on 31 March violated the model code of conduct.
On Thursday, Tata Sky had said that NaMo TV was a ‘Hindi news service’ that provided the ‘latest breaking news on national politics’ and viewers had no option to delete the channel from their packs. This was later contradicted by the DTH provider’s CEO.