Twitter has exploded with screenshots of alleged leaked WhatsApp chat between Arnab Goswami and former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta. Critics of Republic TV founder are now comparing the content of the explosive alleged WhatsApp chat between Goswami and Dasgupta to that of Radia Tape that had rocked the Indian political scene in the past.
Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan tweeted, “These are a few snapshots of the damning leaked WhatsApp chats between BARC CEO & #ArnabGoswami. They show many conspiracies&unprecedented access to power in this govt; gross abuse of his media&his position as power broker. In any Rule of law country, he would be in jail for long.”
These are a few snapshots of the damning leaked WhatsApp chats between BARC CEO & #ArnabGoswami. They show many conspiracies&unprecedented access to power in this govt; gross abuse of his media&his position as power broker. In any Rule of law country, he would be in jail for long pic.twitter.com/6aGOR6BRQJ
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) January 15, 2021
Supporters of opposition parties and independent journalists have taken to social media to share screenshots of the alleged WhatsApp conversation.
The beat seller of the year 2021- chats of #ArnabGoswami
The sheer suddenness of the move ! 😅 pic.twitter.com/SHYz1mZaXl
— Lavanya Ballal | ಲಾವಣ್ಯ ಬಲ್ಲಾಳ್ (@LavanyaBallal) January 15, 2021
More than 500 pages of Arnab Goswami’s WhatsApp chat has been leaked!
Not only is there clear cut evidence of abuse of power, him being a broker but also the chats reveal how he treats his fellow “journalists” like Navika and Rajat Sharma
— Dhruv Rathee 🇮🇳 (@dhruv_rathee) January 15, 2021
Chats of Arnab Goswami related to rigging of TRP. This Anti-National Goswami is not only a TRP Terrorist but a person, who is also accused of abetment of suicide and absconding. Nation wants to know where is this TRP Terrorist hiding? pic.twitter.com/n7PwIcKjIr
— Prashant Kanojia (@PJkanojia) January 15, 2021
👉Hater-in-Chief Arnab Goswami’s whatsapp chats are clinching
👉It reveals to India what we in media already knew
👉That Godi Media runs on Government’s crutches
👉Hence you see its slaves demonising those who expose the government
👉Treat Godi media slaves like farmers have
— Saahil Murli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) January 15, 2021
Waiting for other News Anchors to Zoom and Decrypt #ArnabGoswami and BARC’s CEO WhatsApp Chat on National Television!
Meanwhile Whatsapp HQ to Arnab: pic.twitter.com/1xjSrg9yiX
— Rais Shaikh (@rais_shk) January 15, 2021
The sheer power of #ArnabGoswami, a News Editor. Reminding me of Dileep Padgaonkar's infamous comment: I am the most powerful man after the PM.
A man with zero accountability discussing scrapping of Art 370 with NSA Doval a day before the formal announcement pic.twitter.com/glAp9Fo8mA
— Aparna (@chhuti_is) January 15, 2021
If the content of Goswami’s alleged WhatsApp conversation with Dasgupta, who’s been arrested for allegedly manipulating the TRP in collusion with the Republic TV founder, is authentic, then the controversial anchor is likely to face torrid time ahead.
Goswami’s alleged WhatsApp chat with Dasgupta was leaked on social media on a day the Bombay High Court adjourned the hearing in the TRP Scam case till 29 January. The Mumbai Police said that they will not arrest Goswami until the next hearing.