Republic channel TRP scam: Shiv Sena demands probe behind source of funding

Updated 12 October 2020 | 11:44 IST

Shiv Sena has asked for a financial angle and monEy probe within the rigging of TRP by Republic TV and demanded stern actions.

Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson and editor of Sena mouthpiece ‘Samana’ in his weekly column said that the TRP scam has exposed the so-called TRP of a particular channel.

“It has been established that to urge the TRP money was given to a particular household in order that they keep watching a particular news channel. can we get to investigate the source of funding? Who was funding and protecting this channel? the cash trail must be investigated,” said Raut.

Raut said within the investigation, it had been also revealed that 80,000 fake social media accounts were created to run the anti-Mumbai police and Maharashtra government narrative on social media.

“Most of those social media accounts are from Japan, Indonesia, and Turkestan, etc. an equivalent accounts tarnished the image of Congress Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier, now they were targeting the Thackeray family and Maharashtra government,” Raut claimed.

He said that within the Sushant Singh Rajput death case also the foreign money was wont to tarnish the image of the Maharashtra government. “The world’s largest party – BJP is involved here to fund the IT cell and plot the conspiracy with one among the cinema actress. This was a world plot done by the international party,” Raut alleged.


He said that BJP systematically developed the cyber army to attack the Opposition leaders.

“BJP won the last two Lok Sabha elections with the assistance of the Cyber army. This army was used against the Opposition leaders, now they’re using it against the police, army, and administration. this is often unfortunate and it’ll also demoralize our upright forces.”

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“Union home minister Amit Shah has also earlier admitted that they need the most important social media force which will spread any message within a moment to any corner of the country. Using this cyber army for electoral gain is often understood but using it once you are in government may be a dangerous trend,” Raut said.

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