New Delhi, May 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first press conference in in five years. Gandhi congratulated PM Narendra Modi and said in his tweet that, "Congratulations Modi Ji. Excellent Press Conference! Showing up is half the battle." However, the appreciation ended there itself as Gandhi took a potshot at PM Modi for not taking questions in the conference and largely speaking about himself in the press meet. The questions asked to PM Modi were answered by Amit Shah in the conference. PM Narendra Modi Addresses 1st Press Conference in 5 Years, Amit Shah Answers All Questions on His Behalf.
"Next time Mr Shah may even allow you to answer a couple of questions. Well done!" said Gandhi sarcastically, in his tweet.
Read Rahul Gandhi's Tweet Below:
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 (@RahulGandhi) May 17, 2019
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by BJP president Amit Shah, addressed his first-ever press conference in the last 5 years. The rare interaction of the Prime Minister with the reporters came on the last day of election campaigning for the final phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.'Narendra Modi Locked Up Entire Cabinet Before Announcing Demonetisation Policy', Alleges Rahul Gandhi.
Though it was the first-ever press conference attended by Modi in his prime ministerial term, all questions directed at him were answered by Shah on his behalf. Modi highlighted the effectiveness of his government which has managed to simultaneously make arrangements for the Indian Premier League, the festival of Ramzan, the General Elections, along with other events. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency is among the 59 seats that will go to polls on Sunday, in phase seven of the Lok Sabha Elections.