The Congress mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any question in his first appearance at a press conference. Taking to Twitter, party president Rahul Gandhi posted, “Congratulations Modi Ji. Excellent Press Conference! Showing up is half the battle. Next time Mr Shah may even allow you to answer a couple of questions. Well done.”
Gandhi also launched a scathing attack at the PM during a press conference at party headquarters in the national capital, which he addressed almost at the same time as the BJP’s media briefing.
Claiming that it is ‘very impressive’ to see the PM address his first press conference a few days before the Lok Sabha election results are out, the Congress chief said, “The PM’s first press conference is coming 4-5 days before the election results. The PM is accompanying Amit Shah in the press briefing. It is unprecedented. Very good. I am told the doors have also been shut, as journalists who want to ask questions have been blocked. It is a great press conference.”