Why is Prime Minister Modi scared of holding a press conference?

Narendra Modi

New Delhi (PTI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not holding any press conference in the last four years.

Gandhi took to Twitter to say that he enjoyed meeting the regional and national media at his “packed” press conference in Bengaluru and then took a jibe at the prime minister.

Rahul Gandhi

“Enjoyed meeting the regional and national press today in Bengaluru. We had a packed house! I’m sorry not everyone got a chance to ask a question due to the paucity of time.

“But, unlike our PM who hasn’t had a press conference in 4 years, I will be doing many more of these!” he tweeted.

Gandhi also posted a number of pictures of his media interaction in poll-bound Karnataka on Twitter.

Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala later took to Twitter to ask whether the prime minister would answer questions on corruption.

“Will you (prime minister) show courage to answer the questions on corruption that people of Karnataka are asking of you?,” he said on Twitter.

Surjewala also tagged a video showing BJP leaders who have been embroiled in corruption cases.

The Congress has sought to target the BJP on the issue of corruption the run up to the Karnataka Assembly polls, alleging that the party’s chief ministerial candidate and other leaders have been embroiled in corruption cases.