Things are not going well for the news channel NDTV for almost a year now.
NDTV In Trouble For Past One Year:
In November last year, a one-day ban was imposed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as NDTV was found guilty of leaking sensitive information during the Pathankot attack. The ministry was compelled to put the ban on hold after the protests made by other news channels as well as media persons and also because the SC was supposed to hear NDTV’s plea on the issue.
This year on June 5, the houses of its owners, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation. NDTV called it an attack on the freedom of press and slammed the action as it claimed that every action was taken on the basis of vague complaint made by an angry former employee of NDTV.
NDTV Sold Out To A BJP Supporter:
Just recently, it was reported that NDTV is being taken over by the owner of Spicejet, Ajay Singh, who will have 40% shares and the Roy couple’s shares will reduce to meagre 20%.
This appeared to be a business news in the beginning; however, what surprised everyone is the fact that Ajay Singh is a Modi supporter and he is the one who came up with the slogan ‘Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkar’ during the 2014 election campaign.
Here’s what KRK tweeted:
Twitter also reacted on this news and trolled NDTV for being taken over by a BJP supporter:
Full form of NDTV from now onwards:
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 22, 2017
Ravish Kumar before & after NDTV was sold:
— The. Gambler.. (@The_Gambler00) September 22, 2017
Meanwhile Bhakts are in full celebration mode:
— Arun Sharma 🇮🇳 (@arunn333) September 22, 2017
Poor Prannoy Roy after this news:
— Yogi (@UdtaLiberal) September 22, 2017
First look of NDTV after takeover:
— Jon Snow (@Gujju_Jon) September 22, 2017
*Big Billion Day Sale*
Amit Shah added #NDTV to his cart.
— Republic Of India (@RepubIicofIndia) September 22, 2017
Aawaz daba nahi sake to kharid li:
— sayed furqan (@youthindia32) September 22, 2017
Journalists of NDTV after takeover:
There you are!
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) September 22, 2017
The Truth Behind The News:
However, the truth seems to be very much different from this and NDTV has completely denied any news of takeover. A senior NDTV official told this to the leading daily, The Hindu, “Not even a single sentence of these reports is true.”
The Bombay Stock Exchange also inquired about this takeover from NDTV. The news channel completely denied it by writing a letter, refusing any such development.
— Pankaj Pachauri (@PankajPachauri) September 22, 2017
The fake news is not a new thing but it must be the first time when a news channel has become its target.