Senior Journalist Nikhil Wagle’s Prime Time Show, “ Sadetod” has been suspended with immediate effect from Prime Time on TV9.
This news was tweeted initially by his former boss, Rajdeep Sardesai, with whom he worked at Network 18 group.
Sardesai wrote, ” Just heard: @waglenikhil prime time show, the highest viewed on Marathi news tv, stopped on TV 9 overnight! Why?”
Just heard: @waglenikhil prime time show, the highest viewed on Marathi news tv, stopped on TV 9 overnight! Why?
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 20, 2017
The same was personally confirmed by Wagle on the microblogging site Twitter.
He wrote, “Yes, TV9 has stopped my show from today. It’s arbitrary n illegal as per our contract.”
Yes, TV9 has stopped my show from today. It's arbitrary n illegal as per our contract. https://t.co/PTOXnrawiT
— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) July 20, 2017
The show has been most viewed on Marathi Channels. Many prominent Journalists tweeted in his Wagle’s favour.
One of the tweets from NDTVs Vikram Chandra read, “This to one of the country’s top Marathi shows! Stay strong.”
— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) July 20, 2017
Wagle has been vocal about his opinions which may not have been politically correct. He’s also one of country’s few journalists who’s been afraid of criticising the Centre’s Narendra Modi government and his alleged capitalist friends including Ambani and Adani.
The reasons for the suspension of the show are yet to be known.