In an emotional tweet, Singh hailed slain photojournalist Danish Siddiqui as his ideal and said he would like to dedicate his termination letter to him as he has nothing else to dedicate.
By Muslim Mirror Staff
New Delhi: Aaj Tak Shyam Meera Singh on Monday said he was terminated from Aaj Tak channel for his two tweets that were critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In his first tweet, Singh said that those who seek respect for Prime Minister should first ask him to respect his Prime Ministerial post. In the second tweet, he criticised the trolls for tagging his employer and seeking his termination. He further said, ”I will not compromise from writing that Modi is a shameless Prime Minister”.
मेरी मकान मालकिन जो सामान्यतः भाजपा समर्थक थीं, उन्होंने कोविड में अपने भाई को खो दिया. उन्हें पता चला कि PM मोदी को Shameless कहने के कारण मुझे आजतक चैनल से निकाल दिया गया है. इस पर उन्होंने मेरे दोस्त से कहा “सही कहा श्याम ने…. मोदी Shameless है.
— Shyam Meera Singh (@ShyamMeeraSingh) July 19, 2021
After his termination, Singh wrote several emotional tweets. In one of them, he said, ”People dedicate their degrees, research papers to their Ideals. I have nothing to show but a termination letter from my company IndiaToday, So I want to dedicate my termination letter to my beloved friend Danish Siddiqui, who martyred in Afghanistan.”
Their own magazine couldn’t name MODI while showing the queue of all the dead bodies during the second wave @aajtak we always knew u had no spine
I was right in calling them डरपोक https://t.co/I1PDj7CswQ pic.twitter.com/XMtGkDdj55
— Sakshi Joshi (@sakshijoshii) July 19, 2021
Several media professionals slammed Aaj Tak and India Today Group for his termination. They called the channel ‘spineless” and said it lacks the courage to be critical of the government and its policies.