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Congress targets Modi ‘press conference’

The party ran a campaign with #ModiFlopPressConference attracting a large number of funny and critical tweets

  • Published 19.05.19, 2:27 AM
  • Updated 19.05.19, 2:27 AM
  • a min read
Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Abhishek Manu Singhvi talk as they leave with other Congress leaders after meeting the Election Commissioner, at Nirvachan Bhawan in New Delhi, on May 16, 2019. (PTI)

The Congress believes Narendra Modi lowered the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister by calling his first press conference on the last day of the campaign and deciding not to answer any questions.

Senior 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.”

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram tweeted: “The Prime Minister ‘addresses’ press conference. Who is the wit who said ‘silence can be eloquent’? The PM’s press conference was proof of that statement. I think PM was present at the press conference to send the message that, if the election results go wrong, the person to take the blame will be Mr Amit Shah.”

Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tweeted: “Strange stories amazing facts: world’s largest democracy; single party (BJP) absolute majority; first non-Congress majority government. Yet the Prime Minister has first presser on 17/5/19, at end of full term! And takes no questions! Is this not new distorted Alice in the wonderland definition of accountability?”

The Congress ran a social media campaign with hashtag ModiFlopPressConference attracting a large number of funny and critical tweets.