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.
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