Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first press conference today but avoided answering any question. All questions asked during the press conference were instead answered by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, who was seated next to him.
The press conference was organised at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
When the media asked questions to the prime minister, Amit Shah said he need not answer them.
Aaj Tak asked the prime minister in case Sadhvi Pragya wins the Lok Sabha election, will the BJP embrace her or show her the exit door. This was in response to the Prime Minister’s comment earlier in the day where he said he would personally never be able to forgive Sadhvi Pragya for her comments on Mahatma Gandhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he follows discipline and for him party president is everything. The question was then answered by Amit Shah.
“The party has issued her a show-cause notice. When she submits her reply, the party’s disciplinary committee will then take an appropriate decision,” he said.
The media also asked other questions ranging from the election-time violence in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee’s allegations of BJP attacking Trinamool Congress workers, Congress’s allegations on Rafale deal, among others. These questions too were answered by Amit Shah.
Meanwhile, addressing a live press conference at the same time, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said since PM Modi is now addressing a press conference, he must tell why he is not debating with him on the Rafale deal.