Mumbai: An official email from rating agency BARC clearly stating that there is not a single complaint or malpractice found against Republic TV, Republic Bharat, or any other affiliate of the News Network.
With the disclosure of BARC, the fake news-based campaign against Republic led by Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh comes to an end.
Crumbling the pack of lies floated and repeated over the last 9 days by Param Bir Singh and a section of the media, the BARC email to Republic Media Network’s Group CEO Vikas Khanchandani specifically confirms that there is no malpractice by the network. In the interest of making the truth public before the people of India, here are the facts of the latest piece of evidence Republic has put out:
On 17th October, 2020, the Republic Network Group CEO Vikas Khanchandani received an official email from BARC clearly stating that there is not a single complaint or malpractice found against or by our Network by the rating agency.
Quoting from the email by BARC, “If there was any disciplinary action initiated under the said Code against M/s ARG Outlier Media Private Ltd., then BARC India would have communicated the same to you along with necessary documents for your response.”
With this documentary evidence by BARC out in the public domain, three things are proven:
1.The Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s comments against Republic TV were blatantly false, lies, and an extension of political vendetta. It is now incumbent on him to apologise for his lie ridden campaign against India’s Number 1 news network.
2. That every word uttered across certain sections of the media is false, unsubstantiated, and fake news. Now that the truth is out in the public domain, the onus is now on those portals to correct themselves, apologise for the fake news, and put out the truth.
3. The Republic Media Network which runs on the highest professional and journalistic standards has been vindicated after a 9-day slander campaign curated by vested interests and we have been duly informed that there was never a case against us.
With today’s disclosure ultimately busting the entire charade of lies, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh tried to personally float against Republic, serious questions regarding the malicious attempt to concoct evidence against the Network come to the fore. Right from his news conference on 8th October 2020 where he claimed that he had received a complaint from BARC against Republic to every news interview, he gave consequently wherein he repeated that unsubstantiated and vicious crafted narrative— the Mumbai Police Commissioner went on a tirade against Republic based on a series of complete lies. Now that those lies have been burnt to ash by evidence in the public domain, it is incumbent that serious action is taken against Param Bir Singh as well as all the political masters, should they be involved.