Former editor-in-chief of Times Now, Arnab Goswami, will launch his next venture in early next year and it will be called ‘Republic.’
The channel, Republic, is likely to go on air early next year, just before the crucial Uttar Pradesh elections.
This announcement came hours after Rahul Shivshankar of NewsX took charge at Times Now as his successor.
Arnab had resigned from Times Now on 1 November. He was the Editor-in-Chief and President, News, of Times Now and ET Now.
Janta Ka Reporter had later revealed how the controversial TV presenter was shown the door by his employer after he gave a dressing down to his boss, Vineet Jain, on a live TV.
He had lately earned plenty of flak for his pro-government editorial agenda even prompting some of his former senior colleagues to call him a disgrace to journalism.
Senior journalist and his former NDTV colleague, Barkha Dutt, had launched an all-out attackagainst Times Now and Arnab, for allegedly calling to gag media in India.
Taking to Facebook, Barkha had said, “Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried &punished. This man is journalist? I am ashamed to be from same industry as him.
Twitter users have been reacting on the news of his news channel.
Here are some of the social media reactions;
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) December 15, 2016
— Kalpana Mishra (@kalpanamiishra) December 4, 2016
— Alok Mishra (@PoetAlok_Mishra) December 15, 2016
Bhakt Republic! https://t.co/2htZ0KOlc2
— Krishan Partap Singh (@RaisinaSeries) December 15, 2016
— कोमल 🙂 ?? (@Komal_Indian) December 15, 2016