1. Sambit Patra, NDTV row: BJP leader hits back at channel agenda, falls prey to Pakistan based fake news

Sambit Patra, NDTV row: BJP leader hits back at channel agenda, falls prey to Pakistan based fake news

Sambit Patra, NDTV row: The ongoing tussle between BJP leader Sambit Patra and NDTV escalated further with the former trying to hit back at the channel alleging that it has an agenda.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2017 2:46 PM
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Sambit Patra, NDTV row: The ongoing tussle between BJP leader Sambit Patra and NDTV escalated further with the former trying to hit back at the channel alleging that it has an agenda. On Sunday, Patra retweeted a story carried by the Times of Islamabad website, which slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative. The Pakistan-based website had reportedly cited its source of data as being NDTV. Patra apparently latched on to the report and retweeted with a caption: ‘Hmmm… agenda’. NDTV swiftly shot back in a tweet that the story was fake and it had not mentioned NDTV anywhere in the article, according to Indian Express report. The channel had sought a clarification from Patra. The channel posted on the micro blogging site that they were wrongly named in headline and URL. Patra, today again raised the issue and tweeted saying that ‘do I not have foe to call out a Pak publication (real not FAKE) which runs an anti India AGENDA? Why are some riled?’

The article referred to by Times of Islamabad was a column written by former Union minister P Chidambaram for the Indian Express on June 11, 2017. After Patra-NDTV exchange of tweets, the Pakistani website removed the channel’s name from its article and updated the content.

Take a look at Sambit Patra’s tweet

This comes after an NDTV anchor had reportedly asked him to leave mid-show following his allegation that the channel has an agenda.

On June 5, the CBI had carried out searches at the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy for allegedly concealing a share transaction from the SEBI and causing a loss to a private bank. The channel had termed the move as a witch-hunt based on some old and false accusations. The CBI had also registered a case against RRPR Holding Pvt Limited, Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika and unidentified officials of ICICI Bank of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and corruption.

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    Misahk
    Jun 12, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Sambit Patra is more a congress basher than a good debator of issues. He seems to be good only when he in shows of Arnab and Navika, where he augment the anti congress views of these anchors. He rarely joins discussions with neutral anchors like Nidhi, Rajdeep or Karan. Even when he joins he used to divert from the topic when hard questions are asked about the stand of BJP in the topic. He used to jump to personal attack or age old congress issues not at all related to the topic. Any anchor will not tolerate when you accuse the show/channel is biased to a particular party and works with an agenda in the show itself. Nidhi has exposed Patra and she is correct in expel him from the show.
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    1. Paresh Ratan Ghosh
      Jun 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm
      Now a days discourse in the Prime News Channels has gone down to such a low level that ordinary apolitical viewers don't enjoy at all either due to shouting of spokespersons blaming each other and don't allow other panelists to speak.And on the top of it,the news anchors don't have the capability intentionally or unintentionally to run the show with all neutrality.The way Sambit Patra was trying to put his views forward may not be fully endorsed but the way Nidhi Rajdan behaved rudely with him due to her ego can't at all be endorsed acceptable.It is the prime responsibility of the anchor to see that how best the different views can be presented to enable the viewers to make their independent opinion.Though Mr.Prannoy Roy personally is a very nice,educated sophisticated gentleman,but due to his left leniency (Karat Co) NDTV always try to find fault with right wing party BJP on any issue,as Congress always criticize BJP becoming irrelevant.I fear NDTV's fate in future like cong.
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      1. Rabindra Nath Roy
        Jun 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm
        Since when Sambit Patra became BJP leader? He, as we know him on the TV channel is one of the BJP spokes person, that he is meant to carry the briefings on various issues by the BJP leadership and he does it at the cost of his own re tion that he would never be able to recoup. The price that he would be paid with is that his unceremonious withdrawal from the job that he is doing. All these what it means is that it is not because of certain behavioral pattern that he has developed but Modi whose at ude and arrogance reflects in not considering the questions that NDTV poses. That Modi has been able to manipulate and make other media and its anchor to suc b to its misinformation and make them almost Modi spokes channel that he has so far failed with NDTV. Modi must listen to what Ravish Kumar said at one of the renowned Saint of Gujrat Baapu and listen to him.
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        1. Raja Umesh L
          Jun 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm
          confused about NDTV , some of the shows really seems like anti-india but some news and shows really worth to watch. Home NDTV will come out of this mud and will establish as a good channel and pro india
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            Joji Cherian
            Jun 12, 2017 at 6:56 pm
            Perverted inteligenc
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              Joji Cherian
              Jun 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm
              sorry wrong post
          2. Dandpand Danda
            Jun 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm
            Patra is an intelligent and well educated person but he is wasting his energy in fighting with people.
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              Joji Cherian
              Jun 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm
              Perverted intelligence
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