Indian PM Narendra Modi in hot waters for compromising National Security for election win

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Indian PM Narendra Modi in hot waters for compromising National Security for election win

MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI:

Indian opposition parties on Monday called for an investigation into chat messages link from a top TV anchor that exposed that New Delhi had staged the Pulwama attack link ensure election win for Narendra Modi.

A damning transcript of WhatsApp messages between Arnab Goswami, chief editor of Republic TV, and Pratho Dasgupta — the incarcerated head of ratings company Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) — has exposed New Delhi’s smear campaign against Islamabad.

The conversation is part of a 3,400-page supplementary charge-sheet filed by Mumbai Police investigating the alleged ratings tampering case.

At least 40 Indian paramilitary troops were killed in an attack that took place in February 2019 in Pulwama link just weeks before the Indian parliamentary elections.

Following the Pulwama attack, Goswami told the head of a TV ratings agency that India would launch a “bigger than a normal strike” on its arch-rival.

“On Pakistan, the government is confident of striking in a way that people will be elated,” a transcript of the messages sent by Goswami said. “Exact words used.”

Just days after the Pulwama attack, India sent its fighter jets across Pakistan, for the first time since the 1971 war, dropping bombs and hurrying back after being chased by PAF.