Arnab Goswami’s leaked Whatsapp chats and the TRP Manipulation Scam

The leaked chats between Arnab and ex BARC CEO Partho Das Gupta suggest that the new TRAI reform proposal would politically hurt both the Republic channel and BJP.

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On Wednesday Mumbai Police informed the Bombay High Court that they have found more evidence against Republic TV and its Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami in the Television Rating Points manipulation scam.

It looks like somebody leaked that evidence and twitter is abuzz since morning about the WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami and Partho Das Gupta ( Ex CEO of BARC).

The leaked chats are around 500 pages and 80MB of data. In the chats, there are multiple instances where Partho Das Gupta is asking Arnab to ask PMO for help and meeting with top ministers to help his business.

In the alleged leaked chats between Arnab Goswami and ex BARC CEO Partho Das Gupta, they talk about the TRAI reform proposal. The new reform will measure TV viewership digitally via a special software installed in set-top box. Partho Das Gupta hints that this would politically hurt both Republic channel and BJP.

Today the Court was hearing the writ petitions filed by ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd (the company which runs Republic TV channels) challenging the investigation of Mumbai police in the case related to the rigging of TRP ratings by private news channels.

The petitioner ARG Outlier filed an application to implead the Enforcement Directorate – which has filed a money laundering complaint over TRP rigging – as an additional respondent in the petition.

This TRP measurement reform would accurately measure viewership,  but many leading channels opposed the move citing the additional cost of installing software as the reason. But probably the real reason was that it would show real TRPs and not the fabricated ones the channels were boasting.

Former BARC CEO tells Arnab to use his influence with top ruling party leaders to sabotage TRAI reform to install automatic digital measurement software to replace the manual and corrupt system of meter installation households.

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Disclaimer: GaurilankeshNews cannot verify the authenticity of these chats. It is a developing story.

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