On Wednesday, the Indian National Congress (INC) has sent a Defamation Notice to Times Now as the channel was wrongly identifying unauthorized individuals as the Congress party spokespersons in TV debates. Times Now’s action represented:
“Willful misrepresentation of facts and breach oF an ethical code for media.”
Advocate Aman Panwar served the defamation notice on the behalf of the whole Congress party. According to the notice, the communication cell of Congress party has not sent anyone to Times Now since December 2015.
The legal notice read as: “That our client since 22.12.2015 has not designated and provided a spokesperson/representative to you, the Times Now Network/channel and the same has been communicated perspicuously to your channel in express terms on innumerable occasions, through our media coordinator and other staff of the department.”
It further added: “That in a blatant attempt to ridicule our Client’s reputation, you have time and again made intentional misrepresentation by projecting unauthorized individuals as representatives of our clients and creating an impressing before the general public that the said persons are presenting the viewpoint of our client.”
“Such shows have been aired and endorsed on your channel on numerous occasions.”
The defamation notice is addressed to channel’s editor-in-chief, Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar who is the Managing Editor of Times Now.
Congress has demanded an on-air apology from the Times Now.
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