Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a fierce attack on the Centre over the purported WhatsApp chat leaks of Arnab Goswami and said that “there have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised.”
“Very recently there have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised. I think just a few days back, Antony-ji had said that leaking of official secrets of military operations is treason. Yet the silence from the Government’s side on what has been revealed has been deafening,” Addressing the Congress Working Committee meeting, Sonia said.
“Those who give certificates of patriotism and nationalism to others now stand totally exposed,” she said.
The leaked WhatsApp conversations between Republic TV executive editor and rightwing journalist Arnab Goswami and former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta has brought to the fore evidence of collusion to influence TV ratings.
Goswami shared sensitive information with Dasgupta on the government’s plans for a retaliatory strike in Balakot in the wake of the February 2019 Pulwama attack.
The chats are part of the Mumbai police’s 3,600-page supplementary chargesheet filed in the TRP manipulation scam.