Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and TRP SCAM recent updates.
Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami seems to have landed in more trouble, in relation to TRP Scam after his WhatsApp chats with Partho Dasgupta, former Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) leaked online.
A 500-page document of conversations between Arnab Goswami of Republic TV and Partho Das Gupta, former Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), was recently leaked on social media in a major development in the ongoing TRP scam case.
The reported chats reveal shocking details relating to the connection of Goswami to the office of the Prime Minister and representatives of the ruling government, his attempts to influence TRPs in his favor, and to request the BJP government’s assistance, and much more.
A few screenshots were posted on Twitter by Abhijeet Dipke of the chat between the two. The onversation exposes Goswami’s point about how much influence he has in the central government and how he can support Partho Dasgupta. As per the conversation, Goswami has frequently tended to claim to have access to major central government leaders.
Former BARC CEO reportedly sent Goswami a classified BARC letter in one of the screenshots circulated online saying that he had jammed the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) while Goswami allegedly responded that he would meet the Prime Minister on the matter.
A few other messages also indicate that Das Gupta informed Goswami that the reform proposal by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to digitally calculate TV viewership using special software installed in the set-top box would affect both the Republic channel and the BJP politically.
In October of last year, the TRP scam went public when BARC filed a lawsuit through the Hansa Research Group claiming that their TRP number was manipulated by some television channels, including Republic TV. Dasgupta misused his official position to exploit TRP ratings and in bringing number 1 position to Republic TV, as per the Mumbai Police.