Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami has thrown down the gauntlet to the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for a one-on-one ‘duel’ on television.
The belligerent anchor dished out the challenge after Rahul Gandhi raised the issue regarding the former’s WhatsApp chats allegedly leaked by Mumbai police.
The Gandhi scion alleged a possible nexus between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Republic TV, which is owned by Arnab.
Rahul Gandhi also cast aspersions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that he had leaked the information pertaining to national security to Arnab and his channel.
Reacting to this, the Republic TV anchor accused the Congress of peddling a series of lies. He asserted that he is filing a criminal complaint against every Congress leader who has uttered lies against him.
"I am openly challenging Rahul Gandhi to a direct duel on television. He has to gather the courage to face me directly once again. Don’t send your groupies. Face me, one-on-one, Rahul, if you can. Every Indian expected India to thrash Pakistan black and blue after Pulwama. To even suggest that the prime minister gave me this information is a horrendous act of falsification," he added.