Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami has often faced criticism for being a staunch supporter of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After leaving Times Now as the channel’s editor-in-chief, Goswami had launched Republic TV in partnership with BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Rajeev Chandrasekhar last year. Since then, seldom has his channel has questioned the Centre’s Narendra Modi government on its questionable policies.
Now the controversial anchor is facing social media roasting for posing with equally controversial godman Ramdev, who too had actively campaigned for the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Ramdev took to Twitter on Saturday to post a photo of him with Goswami. Ramdev wrote, “Met Arnab Goswami, a thorough patriotic journalist. He is playing an important role for nation building through media.”
Met Arnab Goswami, a thorough patriotic journalist. He is playing an important role for nation building through media pic.twitter.com/mErek8QYfx
— Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) December 22, 2018
Ramdev calling Goswami a patriotic journalist and not a media professional, who’s expected to uphold the values of journalism, irked social media users. One user wrote, “Mr.Arnab Goswami is not a journalist but an unofficial spokesperson of Bjp..” Another user wrote, “tweet must have been written by Goswami himself.” “Get a room guys,” wrote another Twitter user.”
Goswami’s trolling did not end here as Twitter exploded with jokes and memes of Republic TV founder.
Fix it sir.. 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/cDuylE5Bvd
— Rofl_advani … (@LKadvaani) December 22, 2018
— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) December 23, 2018
Calling the most divisive person in media as someone who is contributing to nation building?
I have to unsee this! pic.twitter.com/QZxQcMTNuN
— Gurjot Singh (@Gurjot__Mann) December 22, 2018
kya huaa baba ji 2014 me to black money walo ka list le ker ghumte the but ab kya huuaaa…
Petol per bolte the modi govt aayegi to 20 per litter petro ho jayega..kaha gaya sab bhasan…aap bhi modi ji ke chamche hh
— Rajesh Paswan (@RajeshP27456072) December 23, 2018
Goswami had faced merciless Twitter trolling on the day the results for assembly elections in three states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, came in. Soon after the BJP lost all three states to the Congress, social media users had taken to Twitter to highlight how the news of BJP’s defeats in three key states, first under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had left Goswami utterly dejected.