FIR filed against Republic TV head, Arnab Goswami over political row


Republic TV Editor, Arnab Goswami has come under fire over a political row, in which Congress party workers filed multiple complaints against him.

News18 reports that an FIR has been registered against him in a police station in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur. The complaint by state Congress chief Mohan Markam said that Goswami had instigated a crime and tried to disrupt communal harmony in the aftermath of the Palghar incident, where two Hindu seers were mob lynched.

The row erupted after Goswami sparked controversy for his remarks on Congress party leader, Sonia Gandhi. He said, “In India, being a Hindu and wearing the orange colour has become a sin. I ask that if a maulvi had been killed, would people be silent? Would Sonia Gandhi, who hails from Italy, be quite? Today, she is silent… I think she is happy in her heart that saints are being attacked in a state where she has formed the government. She will send a report to Italy saying that ‘Where I formed government, I am getting saints killed.'”

Meanwhile, Goswami resigned from the Editors’ Guild of India live on television, accusing the organisation of hypocrisy.

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