At party presser, Modi takes no question

New Delhi: At a rare press conference as Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi took no questions. “I am a disciplined soldier. In our party, the president is everything,” Modi said directing questions put to him to party president Amit Shah after a reporter inquired if she can ask the Prime Minister something.

As Shah kept replying to questions, another reporter sought to put a supplementary to Modi. Shah shot back to the reporter saying the question has been answered and the prime minister need not answer queries on everything.

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Soon after the media interaction was over, Congress President, Mr. Rahul Gandhi took a dig at the Prime Minister in a tweet.

“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!” he wrote on the micro-blogging website.

Gandhi, who held a parallel press conference at the time Modi and Shah were meeting reporters, repeatedly urged Modi to debate him on several issues.

“Prime Minister holds a press conference just 4-5 days before the election ends. Unprecedented, Prime Minister of India is holding a press conference for the first time,” he said mockingly.

With inputs from ANI

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