Editor in chief of Republic Media Arnab Goswami said in the whatsApp chat that they had achieved great success by being able to report the Pulwama attack earlier than any other media.
On February 14, 2019, 40 Indian soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack in Pulwama, Kashmir. Arnab Goswami has been criticized by many for sharing screenshots of WhatsApp chat information that he only focused on the TRP rating in the terrorist attack that rocked the country and killed many soldiers. There have been tweets calling Arnab a hypocritical patriot.
The Congress has targeted the BJP in this matter. Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant has said that it is now clear that the BJP and the Modi government at the center are also involved in the TRP scam.
Sawant said that a lot of new questions have arisen after the talks of Goswami and Partho Dasgupta were leaked.
Soon after knowing it, Twitterati started reacting.
The Mumbai Police had filed a supplementary charge sheet in the TRP scam case on January 11, which involved the alleged WhatsApp chat between Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta, based on 200 pages.
Arnab Goswami is the editor-in-chief and owner of Republic TV, while Partho Dasgupta is the former head of BARC. Partho and two others are currently arrested in the TRP scam case.
In the conversation, Goswami assures Dasgupta’s help through political leadership, including the Prime Minister’s Office, and even says, “All ministers are with us.”
Police has filed a supplementary charge sheet against three people, including Partho. Earlier, on 25 November, the police filed a charge sheet. Dasgupta’s lawyer Arjun Singh Thakur has leaked private conversations of two people for their own interests.