Oppn jibes at PM for avoiding questions

New Delhi: Opposition leaders on Saturday took swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any questions at a press conference on Friday and diverting them to BJP chief Amit Shah.
Former UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a picture of three wise monkeys covering their eyes, ears and mouth with their hands.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter to say, “Amit Shah doesn’t forget to thank the embedded BJP workers disguised as journalists.”
He tagged along a news report quoting Amit Shah as saying that “even journalists joined the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidaar’ campaign”.
Questioning the Prime Minister for his “silence” at the press conference, CPI leader D Raja said, “What was in the press conference? The Prime Minister should have answered the pointed question posed to him on the Rafale issue.”
The Congress mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not taking any question in his first appearance at a press conference, with party president Rahul Gandhi on Friday saying “showing up is half the battle”.
Gandhi said it is “very impressive” to see the PM address his first press conference a few days before the Lok Sabha election results.
Former home minister and senior leader P Chidambaram said, “Who is the wit who said ‘silence can be eloquent’? PM’s press conference was proof of that statement.” (PTI)