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ANI News Just Apologised For Interviewing Their Own Reporter About Demonetisation

Shashank Tyagi was interviewed at a New Delhi tea stall and the news organisation only cited him as a "customer".

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On November 13, ANI News began a tweet thread outside a tea stall in New Delhi, where the owner was accepting online payments for the customers who didn't have cash on them.

Delhi: Tea stall owner in RK Puram now accepting online payments to help customers who are short of cash… https://t.co/Wf7MaILRsj

Many are citing it as Modi propaganda used to praise the PM's divisive move.

So @ANI_news, run by Modi propagandist @smitaprakash, has been posing its employees as random folks to praise demon… https://t.co/tUF2gzzppM

When Reporter becomes Customer then It's no longer ANI news, Its ANY news. (2016)

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Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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