Mumbai (SunstarTV Bureau): Shiv Sena attacked BJP over the leaked Whatsapp chat of Republic TV Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, saying it is a breach of country’s internal security and demanded action against the TV journalist.
The purported WhatsApp conversation between Arnab and then Broadcast Audience Research Council chief executive Partho Dasgupta show that the former was apparently privy to the Modi government’s plan to launch an air strike on Pakistan’s Balakot in retaliation against the Pulwama terror attack, three days before the Indian Air Force bombed the terrorist camp on February 26, 2019.
Claiming the chats, Shiv Sena leader and party’s chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that Republic TV Editor-in-Chief having prior information about the Balakot air strikes hints at a breach in national security.
“I think this is a threat to country’s internal security. Sometimes, such military secrets are not known to top officials. If a jawan is found to possess any such secrets or documents, he is court-martialled. Here, he (Arnab) knew that Balakot (air strike) will happen. This means there is a breach in national security. What action will the country’s home minister and defense minister take on this? This is a matter concerning defense. We ask them, ‘will you court-martial him?” he gave statement to Mumbai reporters.