Nidhi Razdan, executive editor, and primary anchor of news channel NDTV threw BJP national spokesperson, Sambit Patra, out of her debate show after the latter made a defamatory statement about her channel.
The show had a panel of five members debating live over the issue of the alleged public slaughter of a cow by a few members of Youth Congress in order to protest against the ban by BJP on the slaughter of the animal.
Making his point, Patra said that NDTV had some “agenda” for arguing against him on the issue, perhaps trying to indicate that the channel has some inclination towards Congress. But this was something Razadan couldn’t tolerate and asked Patra to take his words back. However, when the latter refused to do so, the anchor gently asked Patra to leave the debate.
This made Patra fumble but he remained firm on his point that he will not leave the show. Then, Razdan said that Patra had no right to accuse the channel of having an agenda just because he was being questioned.
Watch the video of the argument between the two here:
Considered to be a good speaker otherwise, this time Patra appeared to be caught unexpectedly by Razdan as she politely announced that she will not be taking any more comments from him. It seemed that the BJP spokesperson could have ever imagined that he could be thrown out of a show like this. Here is his reaction on twitter over the entire episode.
And when You call this an “Agenda” …then they pull out the camera from you … https://t.co/7eRbzjGDFp
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) June 1, 2017