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Nikhil Wagle exits 'Maharashtra One'

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MUMBAI: The game of musical chairs in the Indian TV news channel business continues. Over the last couple of months there have been many a high-profile exits and reshuffles such as Arnab Goswami, Vikram Chandra, and now Rahul Shivshankar, etc.

It has come to our knowledge that the renowned journalist Nikhil Wagle has exited from Marathi news channel, Maharahtra One. After serving the channel as its editor-in-chief for almost a year, Wagle is out of the channel.

The channel is a part of Sadhna Group subsidiary Sharp Eye Advertising, which owns and operates Sadhna News, Sadhna Bihar/Jharkhand, and Sadhna Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh.

Replacing Wagle as the executive editor is Ashish Jadhav who was the channel’s political editor. According to a source from the channel, Jadhav's name was recommended by Wagle.

It is rumoured that Wagle was asked to leave after he asked Hindu Sanatan Sanstha's office-bearer Abhay Vartak to get out of his show, Aajcha Sawaal. Wagle had received several threats from the Sanathan Sanstha last year.

Another source from the channel however rubbished sacking information, "There were differences between Nikhil and the management owing to which he decided to resign. The decision of parting ways was taken with mutual understanding."

Wagle’s next move is not yet clear but people close to him said he will concentrate on writing a book which has been pending from sometime.

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