TV anchor Deepak Chaurasia is facing widespread ridicule after many alleged that he had gone LIVE to broadcast a programme on the tragic death of General Bipin Rawat in a drunken state. The video of Chaurasia with slurred speech has gone viral on social, evoking strong reactions from netizens.
While presenting a programme about the death of General Rawat, Chaurasia struggled to complete his sentence and even addressed the late Chief of Defence Staff as a journalist. Known for championing for the cause of the ruling BJP in his TV studio, Chaurasia looked deeply uncomfortable during the broadcast.
This is how netizens reacted;
In a new low, a r/w star anchor gets on air, piss drunk & slurs his way through his segment…
— Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) December 10, 2021
— ALLARIC (@HeelSVPauL) December 10, 2021
— Proletariat (@Poindexn) December 10, 2021
What happened to @DChaurasia2312? Is he not well? Why was he removed from his show 'Desh ki Behas' in mins? Why is his show not uploaded on YT? Didn't look like he was in his usual sense. Nothing he spoke made sense too. Referred to Gen Bipin Rawat as VP Singh & many such errors pic.twitter.com/7YBSUV3TFl
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) December 10, 2021
कैसे मंज़र सामने आने लगे हैं ,
पीते – पीते लोग खबरें चलाने लगे हैं…
— P. C. Sharma (@pcsharmainc) December 10, 2021
Chaurasia has not tweeted or reacted to the viral video.His Twitter bio describes him as a consulting editor of News Nation TV channel.
India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife were killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday. The military helicopter carrying General Rawat, his wife and 12 other armed forces personnel had crashed in Tamil Nadu. The last rites of General Rawat and his wife were carried out in full military honours on Friday.