New Delhi, June 29: Was the one-to-one interview that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave to Times Now's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami a staged one?
According to a report published in Khabar-Bar, it was so! It said a senior journalist of the news channel, who knew about the discussions that took place within the special team which was formed by Goswami to prepare for the interview, revealed this on the condition of anonymity.
Khabar-Bar said as per the source, Goswami had received confirmation about the interview around two weeks ago. The journalist said that around five days before the interview, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had sent a bunch of topics on which questions were to be asked. The papers were reviewed by the channel's special team and it was returned to the PMO.
The PMO then reviewed the questions, made revisions and gave the channel the prime minister's answers. It was also decided beforehand where the interviewer could intervene while speaking to Modi, the source said, as per the Khabar-Bar article.