An open letter to ‘nationalist’ Arnab Goswami! The nation wants to know!

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Dear Mr. Arnab Goswami,

A few days back, while I was travelling to my office, a tweet from your yet-to-be launched news channel Republic took me by surprise. It was a tweet addressed to the Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi.

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And, I have to admit that I lost my train of thought for a moment and got baffled thinking, who is the Prime Minister of the country – is it Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi?

I know, I am being an almost absolute imbecile here, but wait! The reason why your tweet threw me into confusion was that you are a journalist, or at least you claim to be one.

Assuming that you are a journalist, then journalism to me is the fourth pillar of democracy. It is the duty of a journalist to act as a watchdog of the government. It is the duty of a journalist to keep a tab on the ruling government’s work and question it for matters of national importance and on issues affecting public at large.

Regrettably, looking at the tweets that your upcoming channel has been sharing of late, it would be right to state that you, Mr. Arnab, have become the lapdog of the government and the watchdog of the opposition. It is quite sad that a journalist of such a high stature like you, is in a serious need to revisit the core meaning of journalism.

Mr. Arnab, you need to broaden your mindset and promote healthy journalism in the country, but you are preoccupied with trolling the opposition. Whatever failures the UPA government had, the public voted out the Congress government three years back.

Today, it is the BJP government which is running the nation, and you are still hounding Rahul Gandhi with your tweets.

Why, Mr. Goswami, why? The nation wants to know!

Why are you so obsessed with him?

Or, is it that you have joined the bandwagon of trolls, and have become a right-wing troll who badgers the opposition on any and everything?

I have to confess that tweets like these from your end, whether addressed to Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal, knock me down with a feather! It is ridiculous though, that you haven’t even spared Arvind Kejriwal!

I mean, come on, the man is the Chief Minister of Delhi, which is not even a full state.

I hope you remember that!

And, while you recall that, I would like to help you realise that it is not Delhi or Arvind Kejriwal, who deserve your attention. The country is facing enough unrest for a journalist like you to intervene and question the current government about.

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Say no more, you are just sailing under false colors!

Mr. Arnab, I want to know if you have ever heard about the beautiful state of Kashmir, which is in ruins at present. Do you know about this state? I thought you would because a large chunk of your TV debates in your ‘past life’ was often devoted to issues related to the Valley.

But let’s once again assume that you are indeed not aware of this state. Then, it makes sense why.

May be, you’ve been too worried about strengthening relationships with the RSS and BJP that you have forgotten to keep abreast with the hard news that is actually of significance to the country.

To help you know about the state a bit – it is burning. Just six-and-a-bit percent voters recently turned to vote in Srinagar Lok Sabha bypolls (Srinagar, by the way, is the state capital). The situation in the state is much worse than what it was in the 1990s.

Every single day, so many people lose their lives, and we are on the verge of losing it.
So, shouldn’t you be asking questions to Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, and Mehbooba Mufti?

On 1 May, a Pakistani Special Forces team sneaked about 250 metres across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector and beheaded two Indian security personnel.

I am sure you are aware of this. But, I didn’t see any of your tweets addressed to the PM about the country’s failing security.

When are you going to ask the Prime Minister? Being a journalist, why aren’t you bothered about the security of the nation now? What happened to your sense of patriotism that you wore up your sleeves during your association with Times Now. And if my memory serves well, not so long ago, you were seen enlightening your audience on why journalists in India needed to be nationalists.

Our security forces are losing their lives and you seem to be in a very stable state of mind, unlike the other citizens of the country.

What’s with the ignorance, sir?
The nation wants to know!

Why are you so keen to confront Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal, while clearly shrugging off the need to put the present government in the dock? Is it because they are the only two opposition faces who are likely to counter Mr. Modi in the 2019 election?

Are you driving some sort of political campaign for Mr. Modi’s victory in the next election?

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Why are you always willing to square up with the opposition and try to drive them round the bend? Is it because you want to earn a few lulz and help the PM get new supporters by sniffing at the opposition with one-sided diatribe?

Why, Mr. Goswami, please inform the nation?
The nation wants to know!

When will you sense that credibility gap?

You left Times Now in November, 2016. But, I am sure that you still know that in the past five months, a lot has happened in the country.

Mr. Modi sold demonetisation to the country with the claim that it will fight black money. But did it? How much black money actually got recovered, when billions of people were stranded with little to no cash after 8 November, 2016? Why have the government and the RBI been so reluctant in making data public to substantiate their claims?

Did you try to find that out?
And, are you going to?

In March, this year, 12 CRPF personnel got killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Within just forty days, another Naxal attack took the lives of as many as 25 CRPF jawans in Sukma district.

Shouldn’t you be questioning Mr. Modi about these attacks?

What’s even worse is that with Mr. Manohar Parrikar’s return to Goa, India doesn’t even have a full time Defence Minister.

Did you ever think of finding an answer as to when will our nation’s security be taken seriously?

Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister who has been unable to manage the economy of the country well, has been given the additional charge of the defence ministry, and you said nothing.

Why?

I am sure if the UPA government would have done such a blunder of failing to give the nation’s security the attention that it deserves, and had it handed over the additional charge of the defence ministry to another Union minister, you would have created chaos, at least inside the studio by now.

So, why now?
Why this bigotry, Mr. Goswami? The nation wants to know!

In the garb of cow vigilantism, the entire country is in a state of unrest today. So, who will you ask questions regarding this? Are you going to discuss this with Rahul Gandhi or with Arvind Kejriwal on your next meeting with them?

In fact, who is your go-to man out of these two, when it comes to talking about the nation’s security?
Tell us, please. The nation wants to know!

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The economy is going down. People are losing their jobs. There is little or no hope left in making India as grand as Mr. Modi once made us believe it will be. But, you aren’t asking questions to him, or to Mr. Arun Jaitley, for that matter.

Why?

Did you ever try to contact the BJP government to find out how it won the elections in Goa and Manipur, while it stood second to the Congress in these states? Was it through money power, or through muscle power? Why don’t you try to find that out, Mr. Arnab?

Why this nonchalance in sending a few tweets to Mr. Manohar Parrikar and Nongthombam Biren Singh? You do it the best. So, why don’t you direct them to the BJP party’s members?

Why?
The nation still wants to know!

Not your ‘your kind’ of journalism

Mr. Arnab, aren’t you aware that there is a complete breakdown of institutions under the rule of the mighty BJP. From election commissions, to educational institutions, it’s a complete chaos everywhere. And, that’s not all! Allegations of EVM tampering are on an all-time high.

The nation wants to know the truth, why don’t you help it?

There is an air of suspicion, which you should definitely clear, as a responsible journalist of the nation, that you claim yourself to be.

But, the question is – would you?

The moment right-wing radicals hear anti-Modi voices, they label them as anti-nationals. These radicals are openly demanding Hindu Rashtra. We are heading towards a nation which will slowly be termed as ‘Hindu Pakistan’. But you seem to be fine with that.

Why, Mr. Goswami?

You said that you wanted to save Indian journalism from the influence of Lutyens’ Delhi. Apparently, you are a little miffed with journalists who belong to Lutyens’ Delhi and their journalism. But, then, what brand are you trying to create by forcing people into submission?

If journalism to you means jingoism, then at least ask the nation whether it wants this warmongering mindset or not? And, you should definitely do that! The nation wants to tell you that!

The nation also wants to tell you that till the time Rahul Gandhi or Arvind Kejriwal become the Prime Minister of the country, you really need to direct all your questions to Narendra Modi.

It’s time for you to listen. And, you must listen.

Waiting for an unbiased Arnab. Hope to “see you soon”!

From Sadhavi Khosla,
A Citizen of India

31 COMMENTS

    • ha ha ha. losers Jurno like Sadhavi Khosla are alleging India’s Most famous honorable Journalist like Mr. Arnab Gosswami. is nothing but sheer frustration / jealousy. and little bit of Cheap publicity. nothing more than that.

      • I used to admire and follow most of his shows on Times now. Now this guy has become a frustrated Indian and has accepted everything BJP and Sangh Parivar preaches. With their blessings and money he is accepting to be No 1 BJP mouthpiece.

  1. ha ha ha. You are right (I mean you and only you dear shivam Gen). then why don’t you write up / speak up the truth with honesty in the interest of the nation.

  2. What a set of questions raised point to point, It’s just a voice of each and every citizen of the country to be answered, great job Ms.Khosla,

    • Bjp ko chatke to vasundhara raje ka dholpur corruption case ka parda faas kia arnab! Bjp ko chatke to susma swaraj aur lalit modi ka samband par prasna uthaia thab arnab! Bjp ko chatke to arnab kalburgi pansare ka hatya me abhinab bharat ka roast kia tha. Bjp ko koi sahi bath me sath dene se kharab lagta ap logo ko. Sickular pseudos

  3. I Strongly support this letter. it is true facts.but it is less…
    I firstly watching goswami news hour. then i am not watching any debates on Arnab.
    I will learn that these debates are one sided , not talking realtity , only favours ruling party.

  4. Arnab is a good reporter. But there is a clear bias in his reporting towards the BJP. Ask the tough questions Arnab, stop shying away.

  5. Kudos!Khosla ji, raised issues which is Mann ki baat of entire common people. Arnab has truly put down journalism to the lowest level ever.

  6. Arnab’s open support of all policies of the ruling party is pathetic. He claims to be a messiah of the common man, but is only a lap dog of the BJP. Arnab, you can get your message across not by raising your voice, but by being rational.

  7. I would like to raise some question to Koshala. 1) U wrote that Journalist like Arnab are hounding RG and congress all the time. Then my question is that why congress and other parties are still alleging Modi About 2002 Gujarat riot when it is not proved ?
    2) U wrote that BJP formed the govt in Goa and Manipur? If go back and study political history this happened so many times. How can u say that BJP came to power unconstitutionally. If u are so sure and have proofs then why don’t u go to court of law and file a case??
    3) u wore that security of the country has completely failed and unrest in JK. If u are aware and consciousness then u will agree on the fact who is behind all this. Why the civilians are coming out including kids and throw stones at the army ??
    4) U wrote that growth rate has gone down and people are losing jib. Great madam!!! Really surprised to read it!! From where did u get these ??? World bank President and many other firiefn leaders appreciate the steps taken by the present govt with regard to economic growth and our growth rate has gone up leaving China behind and u say that uor growth rate is decreasing!!!!! If u have the statistics about people losing job, then presr t it and prove it. Don’t just write something in ur article and create doubt about central govt.
    These days it has become a fashion to criticuze the central govt on every matter. Whether it relates to state govt or central govt. These days criticism has turned out to be not constructive but destructive. Really shameful and disgusting……
    Pls grow up and be partial. I have read ur many article. In every article u keep supporting RG. Why???
    I have seen all opposition parties and most of the TV channels and journalists try to defame our PM from very first day after he sworn in?? Is it not because that they are jealouse of him and they hate him??? The opposition party leader went to such an extent and called the PM ‘ Mouth ka Soudagar ” Is this good and constitutional??

  8. Congratulations Sadhavi Khoslafor writing a sensible letter. But Arnab Goswami is a idiotic and shameless journalist and he may not be grasp the reasonable essence presented in the letter. There are many other journalists in this country who go blind to the grand blunders pf the ruling party. Rather then questioning the ruling party, they are doing opposition party’s job to the opposition parties. Right wing journalists are running fun and jingoism in this country. The honesty and integrity in journalism is loosing its strong ground in India under Modiji(hi..hi…)

  9. Asking questions to AG is useless because he listens to none. And if he starts listening and stop shouting he will definetely lose an arguement that is why he wont answer any of these questions. He thinks himself as a judge. A real cancer in the name of journalism.

  10. He is bjp’s puppet and most shrud mind person . Never allow others to express their views . Expressing views is a fundamental right in democracy. All the time he is judgmental. Also he must ask Mr.Modi (if he really dares ) to take atleast one news conference of all journalist where he can answer all questions instead of giving selective interviews to selected channels .

  11. He is a paid agent of BJP. While in TIMES NOW he was dog echoing his Master’s voice. Now in Republic TV, which is owned by BJP MP, he will do the same, albeit at a higher cost. He is the real Prestitute!

  12. Any journalist should not only be the watchdog of govt but also see that discredited opposition should not come to power due to the petty mistakes of the Modi govt

  13. After reading the article one can asure that true journalism still exists in India… kudos ms khosla… you may face dirty allegations from bhakts and right wing terrorists but never let them successful in their theory of hate crimes. Its world known fact that this ” Barking swamy” is undoubtedly a pet dog of modi and sangh since he himself have proved it in debates and seminars so it will not be surprising if his new channel be named as Namo-sangh channel.

  14. Khosla, you are a loser NOT Arnab. Your long cacophony is actually the outcome of a sheer frustration of your lost mind!

  15. I am apolitical person. I support the party or the candidate based upon the situation at that time. Yes I disliked UPA in 2014 because the fractured coalition was making our country weak. Having said that I used to like Arnab Goswami’s news hour thinking it as a unbiased moderator/ anchor’s show. However slowly I realised how Arnab has sold himself to the BJP. He goes soft on BJP and pounces on others. I also found that he has become anti muslim and pro right wing Hindutva stooge. I am ashamed of myself that I could not see this through all these years and sort of liked him and his outbursts. Shame on you Arnab Goswami. Now do not mark me as one of the political planted person.

  16. All I read in the letter is an elaborate description of what frustration and cacophony feels like. Its just riding the wave to be noticed, perfectly. You see, its simple. Arnab and Republic are going big and these petty journos just want a piece of it by gaining visibility by having a go. Tried and tested method to gain some fame. Don’t try too hard to sound like you mean business, we are not stupid you see.

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