Popular Front Kerala state general secretary, CP Muhammed Basheer filed a complaint to News Broadcasting Standard Authority against the derogatory remark made by Republic TV Editor in Chief, Arnab Goswami, against people of Kerala. CP Basheer, in his complaint, alleged that Arnab racially insulted Malayalis and violated journalistic ethics. He said that according to NBSA rules, the first complaint had to be made to Channel Broadcaster and that had done accordingly. If action is not taken within a week, he would file the second complaint. Arnab made the derogatory remark against Kerala in Republic TV prime time discussion on August 25 with the hashtag “Flood Aid Lie”. “Most shameless bunch of Indians I have ever seen”, said Goswami referring to Malayalis during the discussion. It was clear that Arnab Goswami who serves as the mega phone of the Central government held the discussion with the sole intention of establishing that 700 crore aid offer of UAE was bogus. He tried to create the impression that people who disagreed with him received foreign fund to work against the country.