In a sudden move, the popular and controversial Times Now anchor, Arnab Goswami, has just resigned from Times Now.
Speaking to Janta Ka Reporter, a Times Now journalist said, “Arnab has resigned. We are still in the board meet. But it’s confirmed.”
Arnab made this announcement in a specially convened meet, which he attended through video conferencing from Mumbai.
According to reports, Arnab may still be in charge till December. The Times Group has not made any statement yet.
Nobody knows yet about his future move but there have been rumours that Arnab may launch his own channel with the support of top corporate houses owing allegiance to the Centre’s BJP government.
Janta Ka Reporter tried to speak to him, but he could not be contacted.
Arnab was the Editor-in-Chief and President, News, of Times Now and ET Now.
Arnab has 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 attack against 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.
He was responsible for taking the channel to new heights by making it the market leader even though his style of ‘biased’ journalism came for lot of criticism.
Last month it was reported that the central government had decided to accord him a Y category security privilege, causing huge social media outrage.
In June this year, his alleged fixed interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had come under intense scrutiny after he was seen in awe of his guest.
More to follow