The Congress president also mocked the prime minister for holding his first press conference just days before polling ends.
BJP chief Amit Shah and Modi held a press conference at the party headquarters at the same time when Rahul addressed the media at the Congress head office.
Later the Congress chief in a tweet took a dig at the Prime Minister for not taking questions during the briefing. “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!” he tweeted.
Congratulations Modi Ji. Excellent Press Conference! Showing up is half the battle. Next time Mr Shah may even allo… https://t.co/cgZPX5ewnw
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1558096781000
“Why did the prime minister not accept my challenge for a debate on the Rafale issue,” asked Rahul.
Answering a question, he asserted that the philosophy of Shah and Modi cannot be the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul also said that the Election Commission’s role in these polls has been “biased” and it has issued orders keeping in mind Modi’s schedule.
The Congress president also hailed his party’s performance as an opposition and said that it has played a pivotal role in protecting institutions from PM Modi and BJP. “Cong’s role as opposition party has been ‘A’ grade,” he said.
The Congress leader also accused the Election Commission of bias, saying that the body has taken decision which have “favoured” the BJP’s election campaign.
“Election Commission’s role in these polls has been biased and it has issued orders keeping in mind PM Modi’s schedule,” he said.
Rahul said that a decision on the prime ministerial post of a non-BJP government at the Centre would be taken after the Lok Sabha poll results are out on May 23.
“People will deliver their mandate on May 23. I will not comment on it before their decision is out. I do not want to prejudge the judgment of Indian people. We will take the decision on the basis of what people decide,” Gandhi said.
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