Popular web site News Laundry released a video poking fun at Arnab while BJP leader Swamy threatens legal action over use of ‘Republic’ for news channel….reports Asian Lite News
Arnab Goswami is back in action. The former Times Now news anchor is pushing his aggressive style and his version of journalism to promote the channel. The first one to caught his ire is veteran Bihar politician Lalu Prasad Yadav. The next one is Congress’ Dr Shashi Tharoor. When he is getting all support from the BJP’s ruling class, senior BJP leader and MP Subramanian Swamy has has written to the government objecting to the use of the phrase “Republic” for a news channel.
The Rajya Sabha member had on January 13 written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry contending that the use of “Republic” would be “contrary to law and a direct breach” of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.
“This is illegal. I will go to the court (if the government does not take action). We have this emblem Act under which one can not use word ‘Republic’,” said Swami.
“It may be noticed that certain names and emblems are prohibited from being used under (the) Act for professional and commercial purposes. As per the schedule, accompanying the statute, under item 6, there is express prohibition from using the phrase ‘republic’,” said Swamy in the letter, also posted on his Twitter account.
Meanwhile, News Laundry, a popular website on media in India, released a video poking fun at Arnab: A must watch: