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NDTV India ban: Essel Group's Subhash Chandra rages against channel on Twitter

In a flurry of Twitter activity on Sunday, Essel Group chairman and Rajya Sabha member Subhash Chandra weighed in on the day-long ban imposed by the Centre on NDTV India.

Actually, 'weighed in' might be a tad tame, so let's try that again.

Chandra laid into NDTV with all the daintiness of a sledgehammer being brought down on a five-foot-tall stack of wine glasses.

The head of the Zee Media Corporation began his flurry by calling for a permanent ban on the Hindi news channel, stating that a day was an insufficient time frame for a ban. He went on to add that in his opinion, NDTV would get no relief from the courts either.

Next, training his guns on the Editors Guild that had come out in NDTV's defence, he claimed that it was during the UPA regime that there was talk of banning Zee, however, the guild maintained a conspicuous silence back then. Questioning the legimitacy of referring to the government's actions as a reminder of the Emergency, Chandra put his unstinting support behind the government's move.

See his tweets here:

Fortunately for NDTV, the matter will not be decided on by Chandra, but the Supreme Court.

Published Date: Nov 07, 2016 15:47 PM | Updated Date: Nov 07, 2016 20:19 PM

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