Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a first, attended a press conference ever since he became the prime minister in 2014.
The press conference was being attended by BJP president Amit Shah.The press conference at the BJP headquarters concluded. with Party president Amit Shah answered all the questions raised by the media, including those meant for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who however did address the media for the first time since 2014.
Speaking at the presser, Amit Shah said that the conference was meant to talk about the long and arduous campaigning for the elections.
He added, “We thank the public for its support.”
Here’s what he had to say:
>> We should influence the world
>> If the government is strong, then election and IPL can run simultaneously
>> >> It will happen after a long time in the country, our government will come to power with absolute majority for second consecutive time
Journo asks PM on Pragya, Amit Shah replies:
At the BJP press conference, a journalist asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi how the party would react to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on her remarks about Nathuram Godse a patriot.
The journalist said that she would like PM Modi to respond as he earlier had stated that he would never forgive the BJP candidate from Bhopal on her remarks about Gandhi.
She said that she would like PM Modi to answer.
However, BJP president Amit Shah stepped in to answer and said that the party had already taken action against her and that appropriate action would be taken on her depending on the party’s disciplinary committee’s findings.
‘Unprecedented’: Rahul’s response on Modi attending a press conference:
At a press conference, Congress president Rahul Gandhi looked stunned when he was informed of PM Modi attending a BJP press conference.
When said that the PM was attending a presser simultaneously, Gandhi said, “Very good; it’s unprecendented.”
The Congress president, however, also said that why was it that PM Modi was not debating him on the Rafale issue.