'Sudden Saffronisation...': 'Shocked' Mamata Lashes Out At 'Pro-BJP Doordarshan'

The new Doordarshan logo has faced criticism on social media, especially from opposition leaders and users who questioned the sudden change to saffron shade, particularly as it coincided with the upcoming elections.
Sudden Saffronisation Shocked Mamata Lashes Out At Pro-BJP Doordarshan
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that she was ‘shocked’ after Doordarshan, the autonomous public broadcaster, recently changed the colour of its logo from red to a distinct shade of orange. The logo was unveiled by DD News, the English news channel of Doordarshan while releasing a new promotional video on X, formerly Twitter, recently.
The caption which accompanied the video read, “While our values remain the same, we are now available in a new avatar. Get ready for a news journey like never before...Experience the all-new DD News.”
The Trinamool supremo questioned the “sudden saffronisation” of the Doordarshan logo and called for action from the Election Commission of India to immediately stop this change. In a post on X, she wrote, “I am shocked at the sudden saffronisation and change of colour of our Doordarshan logo when the national elections are taking place across the country! It is absolutely unethical, grossly illegal, and speaks loudly of the pro-BJP bias of the national public broadcaster!”
The West Bengal CM added, “How could the Election Commission of India allow this crude, pro-Saffron violation of the Model Code of Conduct when the people are in the electoral mode?! ECI must immediately stop it and reverse the change to go back to the original blue colour of the logo of Doordarshan!”
Replying to her statement on X, BJP's IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya posted, “On Doordarshan’s saffron colour - it was tested way back in 1982. So, don’t be shocked and find out who changed it to blue. This is nothing but home coming for the national broadcaster.”
Dushyant Gautam, BJP National General Secretary said that she (Mamata Banerjee) has always had a problem with ‘Bhagwa’. Gautam said, “They prohibit people from celebrating Ram Navami in Bengal. They always have a problem with Hindu rituals and symbols and now they have a problem with the DD logo.”
The new Doordarshan logo has faced criticism on social media, especially from opposition leaders and users who questioned the sudden change to saffron shade, particularly as it coincided with the upcoming elections.
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