Akhilesh Yadav takes jibe at PM Modi's press conference, terms it 'last episode' of 'Mann ki Baat'
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 18, May 2019, 15:51 pm IST | UPDATED: 18, May 2019, 15:51 pm IST
Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday came out heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden press conference, saying the media interaction looked "like last episode of 'Mann ki Baat' of the prime minister and the only difference was it was aired on TV and not on radio.
"Development is asking have you seen the first press conference of Pradhan ji. Seems like the last episode of `Mann ki Baat` has been aired on TV instead of radio. Media persons did not get to ask their questions and the disciplined soldiers remained silent," tweeted the SP chief.
Besides Akhilesh Yadav, Loktantrik Janata Dal party chief Sharad Yadav also hit out at PM Modi, saying the press conference was the `farewell press conference` of the BJP.
Yadav added that the prime minister remained at the helm of affairs for five years and yet he is not able to face media.
"It is unfortunate that even after 5 years of rule of d BJP PM could not face media. It`s a question in everybody`s mind. Before d last phase of election PM has given clear indication from his body language that he has accepted defeat & it was like a farewell P.C of d Party & Govt," tweeted Yadav.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also attacked PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, saying that after the press conference Shah thanked the BJP workers who attended the press conference disguised as journalists.