Anchor Navika Kumar has issued another apology after using a derogatory term for former Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a live debate on English news channel ‘Times Now’. During the live debate, an objectionable word for Rahul Gandhi came out of Navika Kumar’s mouth, the video of which went viral on social media. After the video went viral, social media users as well as Congress leaders started criticizing Navika Kumar.
Times Now shared a video of Navika Kumar apologizing with her official Twitter handle. Apologizing in the video, Navika Kumar said, “Yesterday in my show I made a mistake, used an unparliamentary word and during that show I apologized for that word. It should not have been used. I have anchored for thousands of hours. I have never made this mistake in the past. But yesterday, it’s done.”
Navika Kumar further said in her statement, “All I want to say is that apologizing for a mistake is not a bad thing, I do apologize. I apologize if my words have offended or offended anyone. I had no such intention. I want to say that after anchoring for thousands of hours in the last 16 years, I have made a mistake. I apologize for that.”
Significantly, in a video going viral on social media, it is seen that during a live debate on ‘Times Now’ anchor Navika Kumar uses objectionable words for Rahul Gandhi. After which Kumar expressed regret over her language while handling the matter given during the debate. Along with Congress leaders, many users on social media are criticizing the language used by Navika Kumar.
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After the matter caught fire, she has also issued a statement on social media and apologized. Navika wrote in her post on Tuesday, “During the discussion on the political stir in Punjab, an unparliamentary word came out of my mouth. I had no such intention and immediately apologised. I again apologize for this mistake.”