Shyam Meera Singh, a journalist in Hindi language news channel Aaj Tak, of the India Today Group, was fired from his post after some of his tweets, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'shameless', went viral recently.
He took to Twitter to write, “I am terminated from my channel Aaj Tak (India Today Group) for writing these two tweets on Prime minister Modi.”
One of his tweets on the PM read, “Who says Respect the Prime Minister. They should first ask Modi to respect the post of Prime Minister post. (sic)”
He even shared the termination letter that was handed to him by the organisation on social media.
His other tweet in Hindi read, “When I write something on Twitter here, some people start tagging my employer. They say, ‘sack him. Why don’t you sack him?’ But I post next tweet with more vigour. I will not desist from writing about this. Modi is a shameless Prime Minister."
Needless to say, Twitter went abuzz with chatter once the tweet was shared.
On one hand, some welcomed the act by India Today:
On the other hand, some 'took up arms' to defend him.