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Deepak Chaurasia to return to Aaj Tak, says no to NDTV

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Deepak Chaurasia to return to Aaj Tak, says no to NDTV

Clearing all doubts regarding his new job Deepak Chaurasia, Consulting Editor, DD News till recently, is returning to his previous channel and post. Confirming the development to exchange4media, a source close to the TV newsperson informs that Chaurasia will be joining Aaj Tak as Political Editor in the second week of August.

There was a lot of controversy ever since he joined DD News. He was appointed by Prasar Bharati in October 2003 as Consulting Editor, ostensibly because of his proximity to the top brass of the then ruling BJP top brass. The buzz for more than a week now has been that Chaurasia was joining NDTV India, the Hindi news channel of the NDTV group.

Speculation over Chaurasia’s removal was doing the rounds for more than a month. Information & Broadcasting Ministry bureaucrats had been blowing hot and cold over this contentious issue to media persons on condition of anonymity. As reported by exchange4media on July 3, a top source in the ministry had told media persons off the record that though the ministry was not in favour of taking direct action against political appointees of the NDA government in Doordarshan, it was up to such appointees to quit on their own. The ministry source had made it clear that though Chaurasia and some others were hired on contractual basis by Prasar Bharati, the contract could be terminated mutually.


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