Republic’s business reporter Chaiti Narula quits channel

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In a first major setback to Arnab Goswami, a business reporter working for his newly launched channel Republic has resigned reportedly on ‘ethical grounds.’

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The development has taken place in little over a week of the channel’s launch.

Narula, who has previously worked as a business reporter and anchor with ET Now, CNN-IBN and WION, was not available for comments. But sources close to her said that she had quit Republic on ‘ethical grounds.’

Said a source, “Of course Arnab would like the world to believe that he fired her, but that’s expected.”

Other sources in the channel said that many other editorial and technical staff had put in their papers as working with ‘Arnab became unbearable.’

Republic has not reacted to the story as our efforts to elicit a response from the channel proved futile.

Goswami’s channel has run into many controversies since its launch on 6 May. Goswami was widely condemned for publicly insulting a Congress spokesperson after the latter called one of the channel’s anchors ‘a BJP journalist.’

Goswami had called Brijesh Kalappa ‘worm’ and a ‘lapdog’ of the Gandhi family.

A day later, a Samajwadi Party spokesperson had asked Goswami on LIVE TV if the channel had taken money from the BJP.

Republic TV is funded by the NDA MP, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and known BJP supporter and former Infosys executive, Mohandas Pai.

On Monday, the News Broadcasters Association had written to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India accusing the channel of indulging in gross malpractices to boost its viewership.

In the run-up to its launch the channel had carried out a massive campaign against the Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, and Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal. Goswami had come under considerable social media ridicule for not raising any questions against either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or his party, the BJP.

 

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. I’m the staunch follower of Arnab goswami and BJP. The defence ex soldiers ,perhaps most be above 70 haven’t got one rank one pension yet. For proof you can see our passbook. Only newly retired ex services men are entertained. Others are left to the mercy of God being old and unable to come forward due to dotage. Please look into the matter.

  2. May I know what allegation you can do against Modi Ji 🙂 and what other channels are doing to BJP / Modi ji 🙂
    Congress and other parties are kind of shown the door 🙂 and eliminated from the ground completely.

  3. Arnab ji is doing his job a real journalism in the form of Goswami , if anyone need answer ask directly to Goswami don’t ever never make any un factual alligattions on Mr.Arnab Goswami and Republic tv. Let allow an independent media in India to say what is right and wrong…

  4. Republican TV news channel launched in May 2017, under the stewardship of well know then Editor in Chief of Times Now TV news channel , is reported to have made phenomenal success reaching greatest ever heights of viewership in its first debut week. Credit of this highest trust reposed by the viewers goes to Arnab Goswami and his team. Heartiest congrats to them , so richly deserved. Relevant to this happy news , readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer’s prediction in often referred to article ” 2017 – an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February-March and August-September” issued widely ( totaling to about 80) to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. Here is the related text of the prediction from the article :-

    ” WITH EXCEPTIONS , CINEMA INDUSTRY OR SOMETHING RELATED TO FINE ARTS OR CULTURE OR HISTORY MAY PUT UP SOME SMILING FACE DURING THE YEAR , MORE SO IN APRIL TO JULY’.

    It may be observed here that in April and May in year 2017 , film industry has been extremely lucky when some of majority of its films released are understood to have made grand success , some have set up new records. Readers are aware of exceptional success in box office by Bahubali- 2 followed by Dangal during April-May 2017. Now , the phenomenal success of Republican TV news channel in the first debut week in May 2017 is another instance proving closer meaningfulness of predictions of this writer.

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