‘Did PM Modi Leak State Secrets to Arnab Goswami?’: Rahul Gandhi Calls for Inquiry
Commenting for the first time on Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami’s Whatsapp chats which indicated that he may have had prior knowledge of the 2019 Balakot airstrikes, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined the opposition chorus and demanded that a parliamentary committee enquire into the matter.
“…Giving official secrets to a journalist is a criminal act,” Gandhi said, while attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly over the leak. “You will see that no inquiry will be conducted as the prime minister was the one who leaked the information,” he went on to say.
“Things like this (the Balakot airstrike) would be known only to a handful of people – the prime minister, home minister, defence minister, defence chief, Air Force chief and Army chief. So if a secret like this has been leaked to a journalist, then it is a breach of the Official Secrets Act. It is leaking of a state secret,” the Wayanad MP said….