Former Times Now Chief Arnab Goswami, on Thursday, announced his new venture 'Republic' that will be launched in the first quarter of 2017.

The news surrounding his new venture obviously invited mixed reactions from all across with Goswami becoming the butt of jokes on social media.

Here is a look at the best Twitter reactions:

Many took a dig at Arnab and his known competitor and popular journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

There were some Barkha-Arnab jokes as well

On the other hand some supported his decision and welcomed his new media venture