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‘Excellent press conference! Showing up is half the battle’: Rahul’s dig at PM


New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any questions at his press conference since taking office in 2014.

“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!” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Addressing his first press conference on Friday, PM Modi left journalists disappointed as he refused to answer questions.

PM Modi made a statement at the BJP headquarters but then deflected journalists’ questions to party chief Amit Shah sitting next to him.

Modi said: “I am a disciplined soldier, the party president is everything for me.”

“The people have decided that this government should continue. Our government introduced a new culture of governance in India,” PM Modi said in his address.

Holding a press meet at the same time as PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi said, “It is an unprecedented event. I heard some journalists have been blocked from attending PM Modi’s press conference.”

“So I will ask him a question sitting here, why didn’t you answer any of my questions on Rafale?” said Rahul.

Rahul Gandhi also repeated his challenge to the Prime Minister of facing him in a debate.