PM Modi draws flak for not taking questions at press conference

12


India
pti-PTI

New Delhi, Could 18: Opposition leaders on Saturday took swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any questions at a press convention on Friday and diverting them to BJP chief Amit Shah.

Former UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi Occasion chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted an image of three clever monkeys overlaying their eyes, ears and mouth with their fingers.

“Development is asking: Did you see the Prime Minister’s first press conference. It looks like the last episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’ has been telecast on Television instead of the Radio. Poor mediapersons kept sitting with their questions as the ‘disciplined soldier’ maintained silence,” he mentioned on Twitter.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah additionally took to Twitter to say, “Amit Shah doesn’t forget to thank the embedded BJP workers disguised as journalists.” He tagged alongside a information report quoting Amit Shah as saying that “even journalists joined the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidaar’ campaign”.

[Full majority govt has benefits says Modi in his first presser]

Questioning the Prime Minister for his “silence” on the press convention, CPI chief D Raja mentioned, “What was in the press conference? The Prime Minister should have answered the pointed question posed to him on the Rafale issue.”

“The allegations were squarely on the Prime Minister and he should have responded to the question. It seems they are hiding something,” he mentioned.

Addressing his first press convention together with BJP chief Amit Shah after coming to energy in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on the final day of campaigning Friday that the BJP will come again to energy with a full majority, however refused to take any questions, citing get together self-discipline.

The Congress mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any query in his first look at a press convention, with get together president Rahul Gandhi on Friday saying “showing up is half the battle”.

“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,” Gandhi had tweeted. Gandhi mentioned it’s “very impressive” to see the PM tackle his first press convention just a few days earlier than the Lok Sabha election outcomes are out. “The PM’s first press convention is coming 4-5 days earlier than the election outcomes. The PM is accompanying Amit Shah within the press briefing. It’s unprecedented. Excellent.

[Not taking questions: Should Modi have avoided the presser instead]

“I’m informed the doorways have additionally been shut, as journalists who wish to ask questions have been blocked. It’s a nice press convention,” he told reporters at his press conference that coincided with that of Shah, where PM Modi was also present. Former home minister and senior leader P Chidambaram said, “PM ‘addresses’ press convention. Who’s the wit who mentioned ‘silence might be eloquent’? PM’s press convention was proof of that assertion.” “I believe PM was current on the press convention to ship the message that, if the election outcomes go improper, the individual to take the blame will probably be Mr Amit Shah,” he mentioned.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeeted, “Modi ji’s first and final press convention grew to become Amit Shah’s crutches…one hour speech, drained journalists and sermons to them, no query, no reply.”

PTI

/* Widespread CSS */ .election-widget-wrapper {font-family: ‘Open Sans’, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;max-width: 600px;max-height: 250px;overflow: hidden;width:100%;} .election-widget-heading{font-size: 14px;padding: 5px 0;font-weight: daring;shade: #000;text-transform: uppercase;} .election-manifesto-widget-content {background: #f3f3f3;border: 1px stable #ccc;padding: 5px;peak: 210px; overflow-y: scroll;} .election-clear {clear: each;} .election-widget-more-details {padding: 5px;text-align: proper;} .election-widget-more-details a {background: #0066cb;font-size: 13px;shade: #fff;padding: 5px 15px;show: inline-block;border-radius: 5px;text-decoration: none;} /* Demographics Block CSS */ .demographics-wrapper {margin: Zero auto;border-radius: 5px;border: 4px stable #fbdce9;} .demographics-left {float: left;width: 30%;place: relative;background: #ffdfec;text-align: middle;peak: 170px;} .demographics-right {margin-left: 30%;place: relative;background: #ffecf4;peak: 170px;} .demographics-heading {font-size: 16px;font-weight: 600;shade: #000;padding: 7px 0;text-transform: uppercase;} .demographics-subheading {font-size: 16px;shade: #000;padding: 5px;text-align: middle;text-transform: uppercase;font-weight: 700;} .demographics-electors-total {font-size: 26px;font-weight: 700;shade: #e53831;} .demographics-right:earlier than {width: 1px;background: #e53831;peak: 100%;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: 0;content material: “”;} .demographics-right ul {padding: 0;margin: 0;} .demographics-right ul li {list-style-type: none !vital;float: left;width: 21.5%;margin: 25px 0 20px 3%;padding: 0;} .demographics-right ul li:last-child {margin-right: 0;} .demographics-right ul.cols2 li {width: 45%;} .demographics-right ul.cols3 li {width: 28.3%;} .demographics-right ul.cols4 li {width: 21.5%;} .demographics-arrow {width: 0; peak: 0; border-top: 10px stable clear;border-bottom: 10px stable clear; border-left:10px stable #e53831;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: 45%;} .demographics-block {text-align: middle;} .demographics-title {font-size: 16px;font-weight: 700;shade: #000;padding: 5px 0;text-transform: uppercase;line-height: 20px;} .demographics-per {font-size: 20px;font-weight: 700;shade: #fff; padding: 5px 10px;border-radius: 5px;} .demographics-per.rural {background: #137f58;} .demographics-per.city {background: #0081bc;} .demographics-per.sc {background: #42695c;} .demographics-per.st {background: #00a7cf;} .demographics-thumbimg {margin: Zero auto;peak: 40px;width: 80px;} .demographics-thumbimg img {show: block;vertical-align: backside;width: 100%;} /* Electors Block CSS */ /*.electors-img img {width: 100%;show: block;}*/ .electors-wrapper {margin: 0;border-radius: 5px;border: 4px stable #e6e1a8;} .electors-left {float: left;width: 30%;place: relative;background: #f7f1b1;text-align: middle;peak: 165px;} .electors-right {margin-left: 30%;place: relative;background: #fffcd6;peak: 165px;} .electors-heading {font-size: 20px;font-weight: 600;shade: #000;padding: 10px 0;text-transform: uppercase;} .electors-total {font-size: 32px;font-weight: 700;shade: #e53831;padding: 10px 0;} .electors-right:earlier than {width: 1px;background: #e53831;peak: 100%;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: 0;content material: “”;} .electors-right ul {padding: 0;margin: 0;} .electors-right ul li {list-style-type: none !vital;float: left;width: 28.3%;margin: 0px 2.5%;} .electors-right ul.cols2 li {width: 45%;} .electors-right ul.cols3 li {width: 28.3%;} .electors-arrow {width: 0; peak: 0; border-top: 10px stable clear;border-bottom: 10px stable clear; border-left:10px stable #e53831;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: 45%;} .electors-gender-block {text-align: middle;} .electors-gender-title {font-size: 11px;font-weight: 700;shade: #000;padding: 3px 0;text-transform: uppercase;} .electors-gender-num {font-size: 24px;font-weight: 700;shade: #fff; padding: 6px 15px;border-radius: 5px;} .electors-gender-num.male {background: #1d82d3;} .electors-gender-num.feminine {background: #e71d73;} .electors-gender-num.trans {background: #662583;} .electors-gender-img {margin: Zero auto;width: 75px;} .electors-gender-img img {show: block;} /* Know Your Candidates Block CSS */ .election-knowcand-widget-content ul {padding: 0;margin: 0;} .election-knowcand-widget-content ul li {padding: 0;margin: 0;float: left;width: 49%;margin-right: 2%;padding-top: 50px;peak: 130px;list-style-type: none !vital;} .election-knowcand-widget-content ul li:last-child {margin-right: 0;} .election-know-cand-container {border: 4px stable #dadada;border-radius: 10px;place: relative;peak: 120px;} .election-know-cand-thumbimg {border-radius: 50%;width: 90px;peak: 90px;border: 4px stable #fff;show: inline-block;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: -60px;z-index: 1;proper: 0;margin: auto;-moz-box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);-webkit-box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);} .election-know-cand-thumbimg img {width: 100%;peak: 100%;border-radius: 50%;} .election-know-cand-details {margin-top: 40px;text-align: middle;} .election-know-cand-name {font-size: 14px;shade: #000;padding: 5px;} .election-know-cand-party {font-size: 14px;shade: #999;} .election-know-cand-bottom {place: absolute;backside: 0;left: 0;proper: 0;z-index: 10000;-webkit-transition: peak 2s ease-in-out;-moz-transition: peak 2s ease-in-out;-ms-transition: all 8s ease-in-out;-o-transition: peak 2s ease-in-out;transition: peak 2s ease-in-out;peak: 24px;overflow: hidden;} .election-know-cand-desc {background: #f6f4f5;padding: 3px 20px 3px 10px;font-size: 12px;border-radius: Zero 0 10px 10px;place: relative;cursor: pointer;line-height: 18px;} .election-know-cand-bottom.lively {peak: auto;} .election-know-cand-bottom.lively .election-know-cand-desc i {-ms-transform: rotate(180deg);-webkit-transform: rotate(180deg);remodel: rotate(180deg);} .widget-caret {place: absolute;proper: 15px;prime: 10px;} .widget-caret:earlier than {content material: ”;place: absolute;prime: 0;left: 0;border-top: 5px stable #000;border-left: 5px stable clear;border-right: 5px stable clear;} .widget-caret:after {content material: ”;place: absolute;left: 1px;prime: 0;border-top: 4px stable #000;border-left: 4px stable clear;border-right: 4px stable clear;} /* Manifesto Block CSS */ .election-manifesto-widget-content ul {padding: 0;margin: 0;} .election-manifesto-widget-content ul li {float: left;padding: 10px 0;width: 25%;list-style-type: none !vital;margin: 0;} .election-manifesto-widget-content ul li a{text-decoration: none;} .election-manifesto-widget-partyimg {border-radius: 50%;width: 70px;peak: 70px;overflow: hidden;background: #f3f3f3;-moz-box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);-webkit-box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);padding: 5px;margin: Zero auto;} .election-manifesto-widget-partyimg img {width: 100%;peak: 100%;border-radius: 50%;border: Zero none;} .election-manifesto-widget-partyname {text-align: middle;font-size: 14px;shade: #000;font-weight: 600;padding: 10px Zero Zero 0;text-transform: uppercase;} /* Previous Election Outcomes Block CSS */ .election-pastlist {width: 100%;peak:180px;overflow-y:scroll;border:stable skinny #c0c0c0;} .election-pastlist desk {font-size: 14px;width: 100%;border: stable skinny #c0c0c0;} .election-pastlist desk tr th, .election-pastlisttable tr td {padding: 0 10px;peak: 40px;border: stable skinny #c0c0c0;} .election-pastlist desk tr th {background: #034fb1;shade: #ffffff;font-weight: 600;} .election-pastlist desk tr td {background: #f5f5f5;font-size: 16px;} .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(1) {background: #fffef7;} .election-pastlist desk {table-layout: fastened;border: stable skinny #c0c0c0;border-collapse: collapse;} .election-pastlist desk tr th {font-size: 13px;} .election-pastlist desk tr td {font-size: 12px;} .election-pastlist desk tr td, .election-pastlist desk tr th {padding:0;border:none;text-align:middle;} .election-pastlist desk tr td desk, .election-pastlist desk tr th desk {margin: 0;} .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr td, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr th, .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr td, .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr th {padding: 10px;border-top: stable skinny #c0c0c0;} .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr td:nth-child(n), .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr th:nth-child(n), .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr td:nth-child(n), .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr th:nth-child(n) {padding:10px;} .election-pastlist desk tr td:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr th:first-child {border-top: stable skinny #c0c0c0;border-bottom: stable skinny #c0c0c0;width: 60px;} .election-pastlist desk tr td:first-child desk tr td, .election-pastlist desk tr th:first-child desk tr td {padding: 0;} .election-pastlist desk tr td td:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td th:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr th td:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr th th:first-child {font-weight: 600;} .election-pastlist desk tr th desk, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk {border: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr th, .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr td, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr th, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr td {border-bottom: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr th:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr td:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr th:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr td:first-child {border: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr th:last-child, .election-pastlist desk tr th desk tr td:last-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr th:last-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td desk tr td:last-child {border-right: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr th:nth-child(2) desk, .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(2) desk {border: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr th:nth-child(2) desk tr th:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr th:nth-child(2) desk tr td:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(2) desk tr th:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(2) desk tr td:first-child {border-top: stable skinny #c0c0c0; border-bottom: none;width: 140px;} .election-pastlist desk tr th:nth-child(2) desk tr td, .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(2) desk tr td {background: #f5f5f5;} .election-pastlist desk tr th:nth-child(2) desk tr th, .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(2) desk tr th {border-top: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr th:nth-child(2) desk tr th:first-child, .election-pastlist desk tr td:nth-child(2) desk tr th:first-child {border-top: none;} .election-pastlist desk tr:nth-child(2n-1) td:nth-child(2) desk tr td {background: #e9edee;} /* Strike Charge Block CSS */ .strike-rate-content {background: #d5d2d2;} .strike-rate-heading {font-size: 24px;font-weight: 700;shade: #000; padding: 5px;text-align: middle;text-transform: uppercase;} .strike-rate-desc {font-size: 12px;shade: #000;padding: 10px;text-align: middle;} .strike-rate {float: left;peak: 40px;place: relative;} .party-per-text {font-size: 13px;shade: #fff;font-weight: 700;line-height: 40px;} .party-logo {place: absolute;prime: -43px;width: 65px;padding: 5px;border-radius: 5px;peak: 75px;background: #fff;-moz-box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);-webkit-box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);box-shadow: 4px 5px 8px -3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);} .party-logo img {max-width: 100%;width: 100%;peak: 100%;} .strike-rate.team1 .party-logo {left: -5px;} .strike-rate.team2 .party-logo {proper: -5px;} .strike-rate.team1 .party-per-text {text-align: left;margin-left: 100px;} .strike-rate.team2 .party-per-text {text-align: proper;margin-right: 90px;} /* frequent css for cell */ @media solely display screen and (max-width: 600px) { .election-widget-heading {font-size: 16px;} .demographics-left {float: none;width: 100%;peak: auto;} .demographics-right {margin-left: 0;peak: auto;} .demographics-heading {margin-left: 100px;padding: 0;text-align: left;font-size: 18px;} .demographics-electors-total {margin-left: 100px;text-align: left;font-size: 20px;} .demographics-subheading {margin-left: 100px;text-align: left;padding: 0;} .demographics-img {place: absolute;prime: 20px;left: 0;width: 90px;} .demographics-img img {width: 100%;show: block;} .demographics-per, .demographics-title {font-size: 15px;} .demographics-arrow {width: 0;peak: 0;border-left: 10px stable clear;border-right: 10px stable clear;border-top: 10px stable #e53831;place: absolute;prime: 0;left: 49%;} .demographics-right:earlier than {peak: 1px;background: #e53831;width: 100%;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: 0;proper: 0;content material: “”;} .demographics-right ul li {margin: Zero Zero Zero 3%;padding: 0;} .electors-left {float: none;width: 100%;peak: auto;} .electors-right {margin-left: 0;peak: auto;} .electors-img {place: absolute;prime: 5px;left: 0;width: 90px;} .electors-heading {margin-left: 100px;padding: 0;text-align: left;font-size: 20px;} .electors-gender-title {font-size: 14px;} .electors-total {margin-left: 100px;padding: 0;text-align: left;font-size: 24px;} .electors-gender-num {font-size: 16px;padding: 3px 10px; } .electors-gender-img {width: 45px;} .electors-gender-img img {peak: 50px;} .electors-arrow {width: 0;peak: 0;border-left: 10px stable clear;border-right: 10px stable clear;border-top: 10px stable #e53831;place: absolute;prime: 0;left: 40%;} .electors-right:earlier than {peak: 1px;background: #e53831;width: 100%;place: absolute;left: 0;prime: 0;proper: 0;content material: “”;} .party-per-text {font-size: 13px;} } lok-sabha-home

.notifications-block {width: 300px;padding: 30px 0;margin: Zero auto;} .allow-notifications { font-size: 16px; peak: 45px; line-height: 45px; padding: 0; background: #000; shade: #ffffff; text-transform: uppercase; text-align: middle; padding-right: 50px; place: relative; cursor: pointer; show: none; } .allow-notifications i {place: absolute;proper: 5px; prime: 5px;width: 35px;peak: 35px;shade: #000;font-size: 32px;} .already-subscribed { font-size: 14px; peak: 45px; line-height: 45px; padding: 0; background: #1b74e9; shade: #ffffff; text-align: middle; padding-right: 50px; place: relative; show: none; } .notification-settings-link {font-size: 14px;shade: #0066cc;padding: 30px Zero Zero 0;font-weight: 600;text-align: middle;show: none;} .notification-settings-link a {shade: #0066cc;} .notification-settings-link a i {vertical-align: center;} .already-subscribed i {place: absolute;proper: 5px; prime: 5px;width: 35px;peak: 35px;shade: #000;font-size: 32px;} .notf-sub .already-subscribed, .notf-sub .notification-settings-link {show: block;} .notf-sub .allow-notifications {show: none;} .bell-icons { width: 40px; peak: 36px; background: #fff url(/photos/bell-icon.svg) no-repeat middle; background-size: 60%; show: block; place: absolute; proper: 2px; prime: 2px; } .tick-icons { width: 40px; peak: 36px; background: #fff url(/photos/tick-icon.png) no-repeat middle; background-size: 60%; show: block; place: absolute; proper: 2px; prime: 2px; } .notification-outerblock { background: #f2f2f2; padding: 10px; margin: 10px auto; float: left; width: 100%; box-sizing: border-box; } .breaking-newstext {font-size: 16px;text-align: middle;text-transform: uppercase;float: left;margin: 15px 10px;width: 250px;} .notifications-block {padding: 10px;float: left;}

For Breaking Information and Prompt Updates
Permit Notifications
You may have already subscribed
style="display:block" data-ad-format="autorelaxed" data-ad-client="ca-pub-7215484115719870" data-ad-slot="1557804115">

Source

Facebook Comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More