NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan hailed after she tells BJP’s Sambit Patra to ‘apologise or leave my show’


Twitter has been flooded with congratulatory messages for journalist Nidhi Razdan after the video of the NDTV anchor telling off the BJP’s Sambit Patra went viral on Twitter.

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On 1 June, Razdan was hosting a debate on the politics of cattle ban and its fallout that saw a prominent BJP leader in Meghalaya, Bernard Marak, quitting the saffron party in protest. On the show, she also informed how a leader from the Manipur’s National People’s Party, an alliance partner in the BJP-led government in the state, had written to Prime Minister expressing his serious reservations on the Centre’s cattle ban.

This irked Patra, who began to question the channel’s integrity. He told Razdan that her channel had an ‘agenda’ and it was indulging in spreading misinformation.

Patra’s allegations did not go down well with the show’s host, who demanded an apology from the BJP spokesperson or quit the show. She also asked Patra to consider going to TV channels that, according to her, were the glorified versions of the government-owned Doordarshan.

Patra did not apologise and, therefore, was not ‘allowed’ to continue speak further.

Razadan’s act has earned her plenty of plaudits on social media, particularly on the microblogging site, Twitter.

Here are some of the reactions;



  1. Ms razdan has no patience to argue and give her opinion about the allegation made against NDTV channel by Mr Patra . But she has been accusing Mr Patra for not being able to give answer. It is double standard of Ms Razdan. TV anchor should be more democratic and should have more transparent way of conducting debate. Ms Razdan has done injustice to drive away any spokesperson alleging against her TV channel without giving any of her counter arguments. Now a days TV Channels like NDTV are worse than politicians in spreading hatred in society.

  2. The worse etiquettes one can find on debates are those that are the likes of INTERRUPTING/IMPOSING on others and NOT ALLOWING other views. This is very clear here – Patra like his friends (viz. Rakesh Sinha, Irani, etc) are in the arrogance of power today – and as Sadanand mentioned very reasonably true – it effects economics, traditions, religion, and interferes in basics of millions of indians (of various minorities)!
    * NIDHI – You did an EXCELLENT JOB in controlling yourself and the program – despite such annoying / unruly / ill-mannered guests!


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