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Opposition reacts to PM Modi’s press conference

New Delhi | Opposition leaders slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first ever press conference in his five-year tenure that had taken place yesterday, along with BJP Chief Amit Shah.

Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweeted, “Never seen a press conference where someone else is answering questions on your behalf There was no need to lower the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister just to prove a point”.

NC leader and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah hits out at BJP, “Amit Shah doesn’t forget to thank the embedded BJP workers disguised as journalists”.

He later shared a tweet about PM Modi not answering any questions.

“Apparently this needs restating, so here goes: a press conference is an event where journalists ask people unscripted questions and they answer”, the tweet read.

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi who had hit out at PM Modi during their simultaneous conference also tweeted,” 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 has been vocally criticising how PM Modi has failed to conduct a press conference.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that “PC was a joke”

“Today, the whole country saw Modiji’s body language at the press conference. The world has seen that Modiji has accepted defeat and presented himself in the same way to the media.He did not answer any question. No one can ask him any question”, he tweeted.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav wrote that it seems like ‘Man Ki Baat’ is happening on TV instead of the radio. Poor media was left with their questions to themselves, ‘disciplinedd soldier’ kept quiet the entire time.

Yadav said, in a reference to yesterday’s conference when PM Modi was asked a question and he replied that I am a ‘disciplined soldier’.

Also Read: Prime Minister Modi addresses first ever conference, does not answer any questions

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