RS TV Battle Ground

December 19 2017

Not everything is hunky-dory between Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV), vice president Venkaiah Naidu and the CEO of Doordarshan Shashi Shekhar Vempati, who also happens to be the editor in chief of RS TV. This non-IAS officer wants a complete overhaul of the content and look-and-feel RS TV. This has ruffled Naidu’s feathers. Scuttlebutt is that Naidu wants his favourite Dr I V Subba Rao, a retired IAS officer currently serving the VP in his secretariat as the new editor-in-chief. Meanwhile the PMO itself has recently started jockeying for full control of RSTV. And this triangular contest is the reason that RSTV could not send its tem for coverage of the Gujarat polls. It had been decided earlier that the channel would send at least three to four camera teams for covering the polls. But the Sashi Shekhar-Rao tussle ensured that the teams could not finally go. And now the PMO is directly poaching on the channel.

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