TRP scam: WhatsApp chats expose Arnab Goswami's grip on BARC; 'quid pro quo' provided boost to Republic TV
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing probe into the TRP scam, Arnab Goswami's exposed WhatsApp chats have also revealed the extent of meddling and manipulation of viewership numbers.
The Arnab-Partho quid pro quo shows Arnab had lobbied for former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta who, according to the Mumbai Police, had helped manipulate viewership data in favour of Republic TV.
The chats show Arnab had even contacted Prasar Bharti chief Shashi Shekhar Vempati to seek backing for extension in term for his friend Partho. It may be noted that Vempati represents state broadcaster Doordarshan on BARC board.