#RafaleVerdict: Panellist Who Takes on Arnab Goswami Tonight Will Get Direct Entry into Khatron Ke Khiladi

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#RafaleVerdict: Panellist Who Takes on Arnab Goswami Tonight Will Get Direct Entry into Khatron Ke Khiladi

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ollowing major setbacks on Article 377, Sabarimala, and the right to burst crackers, today’s Supreme Court verdict on the Rafale deal has come as a big relief to certain sections of India. Sources say several voters feel that their faith has been restored in the hallowed institution, which in the recent past has delivered a number of “unpleasant, unnecessary, and interfering” verdicts.  

A key source in Arnab Goswami’s Republic, says the anchor is the biggest supporter of the Rafale deal, and once even smashed his son’s laptop because it had a picture of Roger Federer as the wallpaper. Goswami, the source said, is all set to take on any opponents of the deal during his primetime slot tonight.

“Arnab sir usually clears his throat by shouting words like ‘anti-national’, ‘Pakistani’, and ‘Urban Naxal’. But today he has asked me for four glasses of warm lemon honey water,” said Raghu, a hearing-impaired man who has worked in Arnab’s house for over a decade. “If I were a panellist on the show tonight, I’d be scared.”

A BJP leader has advised the cheerleaders of today’s verdict to delete all their previous criticism of the Supreme Court before they engage in Twitter battles.

Hours later, we heard that producers of the hit reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi, had announced that the person who dares to talk about the lack of transparency in the Rafale deal on the show tonight, will automatically be selected for a special New Year episode. “We are always on the lookout for the best talent in the country,” said an unnamed executive, the head of the casting department. “A person who dares to take on Arnab Goswami is definitely of interest to us.”

But it isn’t only Indian viewers who are waiting for the debate. We’ve heard the Dassault Aviation team, maker of Rafale jets, is also eagerly waiting for Arnab’s debate tonight.

“In the last few debates on Republic TV, we have heard about some new features of the jets. Hopefully, Arnab and his coterie will add a few more insights tonight. We’ll be sure to include them in our future presentations,” said a spokesperson at Dassault.

Meanwhile, a BJP leader has advised the cheerleaders of today’s verdict to delete all their previous criticism of the Supreme Court before they engage in Twitter battles. “We are not an opportunistic party like Congress,” the BJP leader told us, closing the Photoshop tab on his computer.

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