Poor man’s Arnab Goswami faces more condemnation for copying BJP IT Cell chief’s tweet to praise PM Modi


The state of Indian media has never been so shambolic in the country’s history with individuals masquerading as journalists crawling before the ruling party with alarming regularity. The list of the pro-government TV anchors is endless but some usual suspects have often ended up rubbing the news consuming public up the wrong away because of how they appear to take enormous pride in flaunting their shameful biases in favour of the ruling party. Amish Devgan, also dubbed as the poor man’s Arnab Goswami, is prominent among them. Devgan faced incessant trolling once again last week after he appeared to copy a tweet from BJP’s IT Cell chief Amit Malviya to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Arnab Goswami

This was after Malviya posted a photo of Modi seen alongside a statue of Maratha king Shivaji and termed it an ‘iconic picture.’ Malviya posted the photo at 8.34 PM on 16 October.

The same evening at 9 PM, 26 minutes after Malviya paid his tribute to PM Modi, Devgan also shared the same image with an identical caption. Devgan also tagged the prime minister in his tweet perhaps to ensure that the person whose photo he was praising knew about his sycophancy. Although, it was not clear from the tweets of Malviya or Devgan as to what made the photo so ‘iconic.’

As expected, Devgan began to face public ridicule with many concluding that it was hard to distinguish between a BJP IT cell worker and the person claiming to be a journalist.

Here’s how they reacted:

Devgan, who is an anchor with the Mukesh Ambani-owned News18 India, was in the news last year when Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi had famously called him a pimp on LIVE TV.