Republic TV has been making controversies since it was launched by former journalist Arnab Goswami in partnership with the NDA MP, Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Recently, one of the Republic TV’s female Coordinator misbehaved with the father of Class 2 child, Pradyumn who was found murdered in the toilet of Ryan International School, Gurugram.
Actually, Vishal Thakur (father of the boy), was scheduled to give live interviews to Times Now and Republic TV. He had agreed to give a live interview to Times Now first. But the very exact moment when Times Now was going to live, the guest coordinator from Republic TV attempts to snatch the lapel mic of Times Now.
'एक्सक्लूसिव इंटरव्यू' की होड़ में गिरता हुआ पत्रकारिता का स्तर, 'रिपब्लिक टीवी' की कर्मचारी ने 'टाइम्स नाऊ' के चलते इंटरव्यू में निकाला प्रद्युम्न के पिता का लेपल माइक
Posted by जनता का रिपोर्टर on Dienstag, 12. September 2017
A Times Now reporter told Janta Ka Reporter:
“The entire ugly scene went on live as we had already gone on air with Mr Thakur’s interview.”
Many social media users criticised Republic TV’s action:
What was she trying to do exactly @republic ????
— मासूम तड़ीपार (@Aam_Nationalist) September 12, 2017
News channel nhi Nautanki channel hain
— Shaikh (@Shaikh046) September 12, 2017
What else you can expect from these trained moronic? ???
— Superman writes (@Shahanawaz_007) September 12, 2017
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) September 12, 2017
This is not the first time Republic TV was criticised for their behaviour. Earlier also. Republic TV’s journalists harassed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor asking him questions regarding the death of his former wife Sunanda Pushkar.