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Sonia reacts to Arnab's chat leak: "Government's silence is deafening"

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday held a crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Delhi. During the ...
Sonia reacts to Arnab's chat leak: "Government's silence is deafening"

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday held a crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Delhi. During the meeting she raised the issue of the alleged chat leak of Arnab Goswami over the Balakot airstrike in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed.

Discussing the alleged chat leak of Goswami with BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta, Sonia Gandhi said, "Very recently there have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised."

She said, just a few days back, former Defence Minister A.K. Antony said that leaking of official secrets of military operations was "treason".

Questioning the government's silence on the issue, she said, "Yet the silence from the government's side on what has been revealed has been deafening. Those who give certificates of patriotism and nationalism to others now stand totally exposed."

The recent revelations of WhatsApp chats of two media personalities Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami and ex-BARC head Partho Dasgupta have been widely reported in the media. It is alleged that the purported chats show Goswami knew the details of the February 2019 air strike on a terror camp in Balakot town of Pakistan beforehand.

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