Journalist Arnab Goswami has finally announced that he is coming up with his new venture and it’ll be called ‘Republic’. He had announced his resignation from Times Now earlier in November and since then, there were rumours that the journalist is expected to come back with a new concept. All the rumours, however, were put to rest when he told The New Minute about the same.
“My venture is called ‘Republic’; I seek the support of the people of India,” he was quoted as saying. Without giving out any further details, he said he’ll inform about the rest in a couple of weeks. Reportedly, the venture is expected to go live before Uttar Pradesh elections in 2017 and will be based out of Mumbai. The journalist is currently working on the team.
People on social media had a ball as soon as the news hit the Internet and many of them can’t stop tripping on the name. Joining the dots, many are suggesting that the venture might go live on January 26 because it’s called ‘Republic’. As expected, the jokes floating around have reference to Goswami’s favourite dialogue, ‘The nation wants to know’!
Here’s what Twitterati’s got to say.
— Maithun Legion (@Being_Humor) December 15, 2016
Robert Vadra called us Banana Republic…#ArnabGoswami snatched Republic….
“NOW VADRA LEFT WITH BANANA ONLY”#Republic
— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) December 15, 2016
— PhD in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) December 15, 2016
Reactions of Arnab Goswami’s fans after they heard he is finally coming with his own channel Republic.. pic.twitter.com/OZ3sM1nFWP
— Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) December 15, 2016
Confirmed sources say, Arnab’s channel will be called ‘REPUBLIC’ & not ‘Republic’
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) December 15, 2016
Will it be Arnab’s Republic or Republic’s Arnab – best wishes 👍🏻
— Partho Dasgupta (@parthodasgupta) December 15, 2016
From India wants to knows To Republic Of India wants to know, Arnab has come very long way.
Congrats for the new channel #Republic
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) December 15, 2016
— MANJUL (@MANJULtoons) December 16, 2016
— Shaan Haider (@shaanhaider) December 16, 2016
Goswami had resigned as Times Now’s editor-in-chief on November 1 and his last day was November 18. While resigning, he had said, “Independent media is going to thrive.” Let’s see what’s in store.