Arnab Goswami seemed visibly desperate as he urged his fans to support him by tuning into his programme either through Youtube or other platforms. This happened after the Republic TV founder alleged that the Maharashtra Assembly deliberately forced him to default on a notice which was served to him on October 16.
Goswami on his TV channel said that the notice from the Maharashtra Assembly was received by him at 2:50 pm on the Friday afternoon, while he was instructed to appear before the assembly at 3 pm the same day.
Taking to his television channel, Goswami said, “What horrifies me is that they don’t reply to the Supreme Court but give me 10 minutes notice to appear. This is an utter contempt of the Supreme Court.”
Goswami further went on to say that he has always been a law-abiding citizen and that he responded to a notice on October 15. “I am a law-abiding citizen. I’ve worked hard to build this TV channel,” the Republic TV founder said.
Goswami also urged other media outlets to not remain mute while he is allegedly being targeted on a regular basis by invoking press freedom.
Interestingly though, when one of the guest panelist on his show asked him to read out the date written on the notice, Goswami evaded the question.
The notice in concern by the Maharashtra Assembly was the fourth in a series. Goswami said that he was not afraid of going to jail, but instead he was worried about the ‘due process not being followed.’