Rahul visits Parrikar in Goa, says ‘it was personal’

Rahul visits Parrikar in Goa, says ‘it was personal’

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New Delhi, Jan 29: A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of audio tape related to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Rafale deal, he visited the latter in Goa and said it was a ‘personal visit’.

“This morning I visited Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, to wish him a speedy recovery. It was a personal visit”, Mr Gandhi tweeted.

The meeting was held at Goa Chief Minister’s office. Mr Gandhi also had a quick meeting with his 12 MLAs in Goa.

On Monday, the Congress president said that Mr Parrikar has possession of ‘explosive Rafale secrets’ and added that ‘it is giving him power over the Prime Minister”.

“Thirty days since the Goa audio tapes on Rafale were released. No FIR or enquiry ordered. No action against the Minister either! It’s obvious that the tapes are authentic and that Goa Chief Minister Parrikar, is in possession of explosive Rafale secrets, that give him power over the PM,” Mr Rahul had tweeted.

A month ago, an audio tape had surfaced that had a purported conversation between Goa Health Minister Vishwajith Rane and an unidentified person.

The Congress alleged that it was the Rane’s voice, saying that the Chief Minister informed the cabinet that no one would remove him as he had files related to Rafale deal.

Mr Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are on a vacation in Goa. Mr Gandhi later travelled to Kerala to address Congress’ polling booth committee members. (UNI)