Times Now’s Navika Kumar issues apology for using undemocratic word against Rahul Gandhi
Time Now Group Editor Navika Kumar used the term ‘Bloody’ while talking about INC President
New Delhi: Times Now’s group editor Navika Kumar, on Wednesday, has issued a ‘apology’ massage after wide-spread controversy on a term ‘Bloody’ which she used while talking about Rahul Gandhi on its prime discussion ‘Congress Comedy of Errors’. The incident took place on the night of September 28, when Navika was hosting a panel discussion soon after former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu announced his resignation from the Congress party.
On Times show ‘Cong Comedy of Error’, she used the term ‘bloody’ referring to Rahul Gandhi’s return from a vacation. ‘And the day he returns bloody’ she had quickly realizing that she had used an unparliamentary term on live TV.
However, after the controversy on derogatory term ‘Bloody’ used by Navika, Twitter trends #KachraNavika with netizens demanding her apology or resignation.
Today, Ms. Kumar has issued a tweet, where Times network apologize for ‘Unparliamentary’ word. Watch video
Navika took to Twitter to apologise for the “lapse in the flow of conversation’. She wrote ‘the momentary lapse in the flow of conversation in using an unparliamentary word on air was in the context of describing the political situation in Punjab which Shri Rahil Gandhi thought had been addressed before he took a break but persisted ironically at the time of his return. The context was certainly not to describe any person as is being misquoted. As can be seen in the clip, it was unintentional retracted. Sincere apology for the lapse”