New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not holding a press conference during his tenure, saying he should try one someday as it is fun to be asked questions.
He also took a dig at the prime minister for his extensive campaigning, saying, "Dear Mr Modi, Now that campaigning is over, hope you can spare some time for your part-time job as PM."
"Btw its been 1,654 days since u became PM. Still no press conference (sic)?" he said in a tweet.
Dear Mr Modi,Now that campaigning is over, hope you can spare some time for your part-time job as PM. Btw its been 1,654 days since u became PM. Still no press conference? Some pics from our Hyderabad PC today. Try one someday, it’s fun having questions thrown at you! pic.twitter.com/Tc3I1kLGBI— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 5, 2018
Posting pictures from his press conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday, Rahul urged Prime Minister Modi to try a press conference someday.
"It's fun having questions thrown at you!" Gandhi said.
Modi used to mockingly call his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh “Maun Mohan Singh”, but to the latter's credit he did field questions from the press.
Unlike Modi, who is an elected prime minister and a popular one at that, Singh was a nominated prime minister. However, Singh did not shy away from press briefings. He held at least two each year and regularly spoke to the media aboard his flight during foreign trips.
Modi, on the other hand, did away with the practice of carrying the media with him on his foreign trips.