The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance has decided on boycotting news anchors and channels who conduct provocative debate shows.
A list of 14 news anchor and 4 news channel has been released by the various party members.
The bloc mentioned that these anchors with their provocative news and communal debates are diverting the nation from real issues.
The list of anchors include:
- Aditi Tyagi (Bharat Express)
- Aman Chopra (Network 18)
- Amish Devgan (News18)
- Anand Narasimhan (CNN-News18)
- Arnab Goswami (Republic TV)
- Ashok Shrivastav (DD News)
- Chitra Tripathi (AajTak)
- Gaurav Sawant (AajTak)
- Navika Kumar (Times Now/Times Now Navbharat)
- Prachi Parashar (India TV)
- Rubika Liyaquat (Bharat 24)
- Shiv Aroor (AajTak)
- Sudhir Chaudhary (AajTak)
- Sushant Sinha (Times Now Navbharat)
Sudhir Chaudhary, AajTak Journalist reposted the list on twitter and said journalists who refused to be boot lickers are being boycotted.
“I.N.D.I.A गठबन्धन ने उन पत्रकारों की लिस्ट जारी की है जिन्होंने ‘चरण चुंबक’ बनने से इनकार कर दिया।अब इनका बहिष्कार किया जाएगा। अब देखना ये है कि भारत का मीडिया इसका क्या जवाब देता है।”, he wrote on the microblogging app X.
J.P. Nadda, BJP’s President posted on X making a remark on Congress on how they have a history of bullying media.
“The history of Congress has many instances of bullying the media and silencing those with differing views. Pandit Nehru curtailed free speech and arrested those who criticised him. Indira Ji remains the Gold Medal winner of how to do it- called for committed judiciary, committed bureaucracy and imposed the horrific Emergency. Rajiv Ji tried to bring media under state control but failed miserably. Sonia Ji-led UPA was banning social media handles simply because the Congress did not like their views.” read his tweet.