DMK cadres in Social Media are quietly upset after the appointment of Manikanda Boopathi as CEO of Kalvi TV which is owned by the State Council of Educational Research Training. Notification for the recruitment was issued on the Official website on the 28th of May, 2022. Since few applications were received for the post Manikandan Boopathi was appointed as the CEP of KALVI TV on the 8th of August, 2022.
Manikandan Boopathi was an OTT Consultant, and Co-Founder of Chanakya Youtube Channel founded by Ex- Thanthi TV Chief Editor Rangaraj Pandey, He also worked in the NewGen Media corporation popularly known as Puthiyathalaimurai/Puthugam as Vice President, News, and Current Affairs Consultant in NDTV Hindu/ Thanthi TV, Head of Video production Dinamalar web Portal, Head of Media Production in Digiographers UK Ltd
In a Press Education Minister Anbil Mahesh answered Talent should also be considered rather than Ideology. Netizens were unhappy with the response of the Minister and started trending #Resign_AnbilMahesh.
Later, Education Ministry temporarily stopped the appointment for the posting.