It was on Tuesday that Arnab Goswami resigned from Times Now and ET Now as the Editor-in-Chief and President (News). While he is said to have given an hour long speech, the three-minute video of the final words from the man are out in public. Amid cheers from his colleagues, Arnab started his speech by saying “the game has just begun.”
The prime time anchor categorically stated that he is not going anywhere and joked that the time has not come for people to write his epitaph, just as yet.
Known for his passionate style of conducting debates, Arnab is heard telling his team members not to lose faith in independent media.
While people are still guessing what his next destination will be, unconfirmed reports suggest that he is entering into a media venture with entrepreneur and Member of Parliament Rajeev Chandrashekhar. Sources told InUth.com that he wants to be a stakeholder in any new project he undertakes. “There is no question of such an arrangement while working with the Times Group,” said a source.
“You have to understand Arnab Goswami doesn’t take life decisions at whims. Clearly, he has been planning this for long. One of the biggest drawbacks of working for the Times Group is you will always remain an employee. Even Rajdeep Sardesai had a stake in TV 18,” the source added.
The big question that everyone at the Times group is asking is, who would the next Editor-in-Chief?
One of the names floating around is Sagarika Ghose. But many rule that possibility out. “Her brand of journalism is very different than Arnab’s,” a source said.
Arnab Goswami had joined Times Now in 2006. He took the channel to the number 1 position in the category of English news channels. Times Now has not climbed down from the position since. Two of his shows– Newshour and Frankly Speaking- are widely followed.