Sambit Patra mistakes Aaj Tak anchor for ‘poor man’s Arnab Goswami,’ leaves social media in splits


BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has become a topic of intense social media discussions after he mistook Aaj Tak anchor Rohit Sardana for TV18 India presenter Amish Devgan, who’s often known as poor man’s Arnab Goswami. Patra was taking part in a debate to discuss the ramifications of the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sambit Patra

Aaj Tak anchor Sardana was discussing the statement made by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who said that the BJP-led government at the Centre wouldn’t have removed Article 370 if Jammu and Kashmir was a Hindu-dominated state.

Sardana asked Patra if his party’s government indeed removed Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir keeping the religion of the valley (since it was a Muslim-dominated region), in mind. Patra replied by addressing the Aaj Tak anchor as ‘Amish bhai.’ Sardana quickly replied, “Amish bhai is on another TV channel.” Patra blamed the shouting in the studio for his gaffe bringing smiles on the faces of other guests.

No sooner did Aaj Tak share the video, Patra’s political rivals began to poke fun at the BJP spokesperson and TV anchor. AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh sarcastically wrote while sharing the video, “A TV anchor would never have such fate. See how BJPites remember their brothers on TV channels. When Sambit Swaraj addressed Rohit Sardana as Amish bhai, Sardana quickly reminded him ‘he will meet you on TV channel. Currently, I am at your service sir’.”

Here are some other reactions to Patra’s gaffe:

The central government abolished Article 370 last week and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into union territories. Since then, the valley has been under complete lockdown with curfew imposed in Srinagar and other parts of the valley.


  1. there would have been no article 370, if j & k would have been hindu dominated, chiddu should know better, what happened to hindu’s of Pakistan and bamgladesh


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