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    NCP demands JPC on purported chats between Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta

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    The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday asked the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the purported chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and former Broadcast Audience Research Council head Partho Dasgupta.

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    MUMBAI: The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday asked the government to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the purported chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and former Broadcast Audience Research Council head Partho Dasgupta.

    Referring to the purported chats widely reported in media which mentioned that Goswami was privy to the Balakot air strikes, NCP chief spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said, "It is extremely shocking and disturbing to know how issues related to national security have been used to gain TRPs."


    Tapase said he will meet Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday on the issue and seek clarification from Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the 'chatgate'.

    "The question also arises how Arnab was privy to such sensitive information. The Ministry of Home Affairs has to identify the source and immediately take action," he said.


    Goswami has been at the forefront in maligning the image of the Mumbai police and also the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state, Tapase claimed.

    "In his TV debates, he tried to give a communal angle to the Palghar incident. The Sushant Singh Rajput death case was blown out of proportion and a false narrative was set. All this was done with the sole intention to destabilise the MVA government," Tapase said.

    Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta nexus exposed in whatsapp chat:Full details

    The nexus between Republic TV Founder Arnab Goswami and the former Chief Executive Officer of the BARC Partho Dasgupta came to light after their whatsapp chat was mentioned in the chargesheet by Mumbai Police. It exposed many shocking revelations including information about the Balakot strike and article 370.

    The BJP should clarify its position on Arnab Goswami, he said. Dasgupta, who was arrested in the fake Television Rating Point (TRP) case, is now in the ICU of state-run JJ hospital in central Mumbai.

    A diabetic, he was rushed to the hospital from the Taloja Central Prison in Navi Mumbai on Saturday after his blood sugar levels went up on Friday midnight. The Mumbai police had earlier told the court that Goswami had allegedly bribed Dasgupta with lakhs of rupees to ramp up Republic TV's viewership.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    K.rajendran41 days ago
    NCP should also demand a probe by the JPC on the matter of leaking out or handing over  some secret papers on puchase of Rafale to a journalist who publIshed them in a newspapaper
    Devidas46 days ago
    The known act that Indian forces struck without any difficulty and returned unharmed is proof that no leak of information was there. Was it the reason why the 'unusual' MoU signed by Rahul Gandhi in 2003 with China was kept a closely guarded secret?
    Gautam Mukherjee46 days ago
    Why this media trial? If the have evidence why are they not approaching court to confiscate his mobile or extricate his chat details? Or is everything just like that, thin air, created by smart content developers to make it real and circulate via another scum called P Bhushan whose crediblity is already at an all time low from rapping by SC itself. If evidence is real then please by all means expose it with judiciary and police who again is in your control in Maharastra. Else keep quiet.
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