Narendra Modi addressed his first-ever press conference as prime minister in his five-year tenure on May 17, but didn’t take any questions from reporters. He instead directed them to BJP president Amit Shah. The PM, however, briefed the reporters and said “the people of the country have decided that a BJP government will be formed. “I hope that the new government will start functioning at the earliest,” PM Narendra Modi said.
While PM Modi has been repeatedly criticised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders for not addressing a single press conference since he took the top job, Twitter wasn’t particularly impressed with today’s press meet. This is how many, including the Congress president , reacted on Twitter.
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
This is the so called press meet after 5 years by Mr Modi. pic.twitter.com/BiVECvpIx6
— T.G SUNIL (@suniltg2) May 17, 2019
First and Last Press Meet of PM modi pic.twitter.com/pKZErXDqSz
— Antony Cherian (@antonycherian27) May 17, 2019
Amit Shah doesn’t forget to thank the embedded BJP workers disguised as journalists. https://t.co/MsSOpi0nDw
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 17, 2019
— Confused (@JS_Muj) May 17, 2019
PM Narendra Modi attends Amit Shah’s press conferencehttps://t.co/GaLWvj9EXM
— Karnika (@KarnikaKohli) May 17, 2019
Split screen on television channels. Rahul and Modi’s live press meet. Rahul taking questions, waiting to see if PM Modi does ?
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) May 17, 2019