There was hell lot of speculation after Arnab resigned from TimesNow, who can fill his spot? Who has the courage, the aggressive attitude and mostly the spine to question the most powerful people of India. Who could engage people with the same tone, same shouting and same power filled way?
Some people had even guessed that Rajdeep Sardesai to replace Arnab, but given his track record of being extremely Anti Modi and Pro Congress stand he became very controversial. He had even supported the Anti National stand of people like Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU. This earned him a very bad name. For a channel like TimesNow which earned a Nationalist reputation because of Arnab Goswami’s strong message against Anti Nationals and pseudo liberals hiring Rajdeep would have been disastrous.
Anyways, the mystery is over! Rahul Shivashankar of the NewsX will be the new chief editor of TimesNow. The man who was heading NewsX now has a bigger role to play in TimeNow. Chandni Ahlawat Dabas the executive producer of NewsX announced in the social media that Rahul Shivashankar will be now heading the TimesNow as chief editor.
Rahul Shivshankar in NewsX has proven to be a neutral and pro nationalist person who has shown the courage to question few powerful people on the show. In the present scenario looks he was the best bet for TimesNow.
Twitter which is the first to react on any developments in country showed varied responses on the newly appointed chief editor of TimesNow.
Confirming that @RShivshankar is joining Times Now as Chief Editor. The best editor in the business moves on. All the best
— Chandni A Dabas (@chandniAD) November 21, 2016
Rahul Shivshankar ji likely to replace Arnab Goswami ? Is it like taking Harman Baweja in a lead role bcz Hrithik Roshan was not available ?
— Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) November 21, 2016
All big wig editors being reduced to 140 characters. Rahul Shivshankar joins Times Now.
— Sniper (@avarakai) November 21, 2016
Those who are underestimating Rahul Shivshankar. Watch few of the debates conducted by him. He is one of most unbiased journos today !
— ☇ThunderBird (@varshasinghs) November 21, 2016
Rahul Shivshankar is the best among the current lot of remaining anchors …
But nobody can replace Arnab's space… https://t.co/tXCpJ8evQn
— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) November 21, 2016
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) November 21, 2016