A Senior official from NDTV has denied reports that SpiceJet’s owner and co-founder Ajay Singh was set to take over the leading channel. NDTV will issue a formal statement by the end of the day. A senior NDTV official told The Hindu:
“Not even a single sentence of these reports is true.”
Earlier, it was reported by The Indian Express, that New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), which was founded by Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy in 1988, will sell its majority share to Ajay Singh.
During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Ajay Singh was the part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll campaign. He is the person who had given the slogan:
“Abki Baar, Modi Sarkar.”
Also, an official from the Spicejet reacted to the news calling it totally false and baseless. NDTV has been facing existence issues from the last few months. On June 5, the CBI had conducted raids at the property of Prannoy Roy to which NDTV expressed its anger by releasing a statement:
“Blatant attack on the freedom of the press.”
Last year, Former Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu had imposed a one-day ban on NDTV for its coverage of Pathankot attack.