The Group Editor of Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) and The Telegraph, Aveek Sarkar, stepped down from his post on Wednesday after remaining at the helm for 33 years.
According to reports, Anirban Chattopadhyay, who was in charge of the ABP’s editorial pages, has taken over as the new Editor of the Bengali daily.
Sarkar was in news recently after the West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, attacked him several time during and after the assembly election campaign accusing him of colluding with the BJP, CPI-M and Congress to against her and her party in the state.
Sarkar’s resignation has come as a big surprise for many.
R. Rajagopal is the new Editor of the Kolkata-based English daily, The Telegraph.
According to Indian Express, Sarkar has been redesignated as Vice Chairman and Editor Emeritus. The company said that while he will continue to provide leadership on news operations and lead the digital initiatives of the paper, his younger brother, Arup Sarkar, had been made Chief Editor of all the ABP Group publications.
Arup has been the Chief Editor of the group’s Bengali magazines up until now.