The opposition party Congress has raised several questions over the alleged conversation between Arnab Goswami of Republic TV and Partho Dasgupta, former CEO of viewership rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
The Hindu, has written that it was leaked in the form of WhatsApp chat, citing the charge sheet of the Mumbai Police. On Sunday, opposition leaders said that a number of concerns have arisen from this conversation and should be investigated in detail.
On Sunday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “The WhatsApp chat that has come out in the charge sheet of Mumbai Police raises serious questions about national security in itself. How financial fraud happened, the country’s biggest posts in it Who were the people involved, how the matter of buying the judges and who would get the position in the cabinet, all these things were decided by the journalists. The charge sheet of Mumbai Police is a thousand pages and we are studying it . We will have a detailed press conference on this. “
At the same time, former Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari has demanded that the entire matter be investigated by the JPC i.e. Joint Parliamentary Committee. Manish Tiwari has said that if the things coming in media reporting are correct, then there is definitely a connection between Balakot air strike and 2019 general election.
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has also tweeted in this matter asking Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, “Did a journalist (and his friend) know about the counter-attack in Balakot three days before the actual strike? If yes, then What is the guarantee that their sources may not have shared the information with others, including spies or informers working with Pakistan? How did the pro-government journalist know about the secret decision concerning national security? “
The Mumbai Police has filed a supplementary charge sheet against Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami in the TRP case and the chat between Partho Dasgupta and the same has been included. According to the chargesheet, Arnab Goswami had told former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta three days before the Indian Air Force air strike in Balakot, Pakistan that ‘something big is going to happen’.
Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra also tweeted, “The nation needs to know: WhatsApp’s transcript shows that the government has already informed a TV anchor about ending the air strike and Article 370 in Balakot Granted. What is happening? “
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has also tweeted and asked questions in this matter. Shashi Tharoor tweeted and asked, “WhatsApp chat needs to be seriously investigated. The Army’s strategy was leaked to serve the commercial interest of a TV channel.”