According to these alleged chats, Goswami also had prior information about some sensitive events and details including the Balakot airstrikes, three days before it happened.
In an unforeseen twist in the TRP Scam, a 500-page document of alleged chats of Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami was allegedly leaked on social media. Revealing damning information, these chats allegedly show connections of Arnab Goswami with the Prime Minister’s office and members of the ruling government, his efforts to manipulate TRPs in his favour and seek help from the BJP government and much more.
Arnab Goswami, in one of the alleged chats of February 14, 2019, allegedly high ratings his channel received in the aftermath of an attack in which 40 CRPF personnel had lost their lives after a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. Arnab Goswami allegedly told Partho Dasgupta: ”
Arnab Goswami, according to these alleged chats, also had prior information about some sensitive events and details including the Balakot airstrikes, three days before it happened. “Bigger than a normal strike,” Goswami had told Dasgupta about what may transpire in retaliation of the attack.
According to the transcript, on February 23, 2019, Goswami texted Dasgupta saying: “On another note something big will happen”.
Dasgupta, after a few messages on other matters, asked, “Dawood?”, referring to the notorious gangster who is wanted in several cases.
The conversation went on:
Arnab Goswami: “No sir Pakistan. Something major will be done this time.”
Partho Dasgupta: “Good.”
Partho Dasgupta: “It’s good for big man in this season.”
Partho Dasgupta: “He will sweep polls then.”
Partho Dasgupta: “Strike? Or bigger”
Arnab Goswami: “Bigger than a normal strike. And also on the same time something major on Kashmir. On Pakistan the government is confident of striking in a way that people will be elated. Exact words used.”
The alleged chats have raised serious concerns regarding knowledge of national secrets to a journalist and also brought Arnab Goswami under heavy criticism for allegedly celebrating the day India lost 40 soldiers.