TRP Scam Busted by Mumbai Police, Journalists React

Rahul Kanwal, news director at India Today, in a series of tweets, slammed Republic TV for the “TRP scam”.

Kanwal said: “What’s long been suspected by industry insiders now exposed as part of an elaborate investigation by Mumbai Police,” he tweeted.

‘Republic TV’s TRP Scam’ Busted by Mumbai Cops, Journalists React

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Well-known author Aatish Taseer slammed Republic TV for spreading “most toxic propaganda” and “passing it as news.”

‘Republic TV’s TRP Scam’ Busted by Mumbai Cops, Journalists React

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NDTV’s senior anchor Sonia Singh said that “NDTV has been warning about this for years.”

‘Republic TV’s TRP Scam’ Busted by Mumbai Cops, Journalists React

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India TV’s consulting editor also jumped on the wagon and raised the ‘TRP scam’ issue. Targeting the government, Ajay Kumar said: “Unfortunately all in the government knew of ‘TRP Scam’ but never an attempt was made 2 bell cat. I have pointed it out 2 at least 5 I&B ministers personally (sic),” Kumar tweeted.

‘Republic TV’s TRP Scam’ Busted by Mumbai Cops, Journalists React

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Economic Times journalist Vasudha Venugopal also slammed the government. She said: “As manipulated TRP issues surface, listen to I&B minister Prakash who spoke yesterday on how TRP journalism is as bad as fake news or paid news.”

‘Republic TV’s TRP Scam’ Busted by Mumbai Cops, Journalists React

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Journalist Abhisar Sharma took a jibe at Republic TV for its ratings and called it ‘Banana Republic’.

‘Republic TV’s TRP Scam’ Busted by Mumbai Cops, Journalists React

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Meanwhile, Republic TV has issued a statement and has denied all the charges.

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