7 Indian Journalists who made move into politics


Arun Shourie

    Arun Shourie, a BJP stalwart, served as editor for the Indian Express and The Times of India. A Rajya Sabha MP from 1998 to 2010, he held key ministerial positions under Vajpayee, criticizing Modis policies lately.

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Rajeev Shukla

    Rajeev Shukla, a Congress veteran, excelled in Hindi journalism and TV anchoring. His notable interview with Narendra Modi in 2001 resurfaced in 2016. Appointed to the Rajya Sabha in 2000, he later joined the Congress party.

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Chandan Mitra

    Mitra started as an assistant editor at The Statesman in Kolkata, then moved to Delhis Times of India and The Sunday Observer as editor. Hes now editor and managing director at The Pioneer in New Delhi. Additionally, he served in the Rajya Sabha in 2003 and was reelected as a BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh in 2010.

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Ashutosh

    Who doesn’t remember his signature style as TV news anchor first on Aaj Tak and later on IBN7? He joined the AAP in 2014, contested the Lok Sabha polls but lost.

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Ashish Khetan

    Khetan is known for his investigative journalism as a Tehelka journalist.In 2007, he published his report on 2002 Gujarat riots The Truth: Gujarat 2002, based on sting operations. Khetan later established his own investigative journalism portal called Gulail. In 2014, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party.

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Sagarika Ghose

    Sagarika Ghose, a journalist and author, caught everyone off guard when the Trinamool Congress decided to nominate her to run for the Rajya Sabha.

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Supriya Shrinate

    Supriya Shrinate, an Indian politician and former journalist, currently serves as the National Spokesperson for the Congress. With eighteen years of journalistic experience, Shrinate began her career at India Today, later becoming an assistant editor at NDTV. Transitioning into politics, she joined The Times Group as an executive editor for ET Now.

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