Modi press conference: Party chief supreme for us, says PM, refuses to take questions at maiden presser

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Updated:May 17, 2019 5:53:48 pm

This is for the first time that PM Modi appeared before media in a press conference in the last five years. The campaign for the 59 seats in the last and seventh phase of election ends today. 

modi press conference, amit shah, lok sabha election 2019PM Modi accompanied Amit Shah for a press conference at BJP headquarters. (Photo/@BJP)

Modi Press Conference: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended his first press conference in five years at BJP headquarters on Friday. However, the hype around the press conference was short lived as PM Modi didn’t take questions from the media. It was BJP president Amit Shah who responded to media queries.

Speaking at the press conference on the last day of campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019, PM Modi exuded confidence that the BJP will return to power with a bigger mandate than 2014. “I am overwhelmed by the public support during election campaign. We will retain power will a bigger mandate,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi, however, told media persons  that he will not take any questions as the presser was being addressed by party president. “We are disciplined soldiers of the party,” PM Modi said.

Responding to a question regarding BJP’s Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya’s remark describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a ‘patriot’, Amit Shah said the party disapproves of such statement and it has issued a show cause notice to her. “Action will be initiated as per the party constitution,” the BJP chief said.

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    17:19 (IST)17 May 2019
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    If Rahul Gandhi had specifice information he should have shared with the court. I have said this earlier too and repeating it now that there has been no corruption or favouritism in Rafale deal, says Amit Shah

    17:16 (IST)17 May 2019
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    The Congress was behind the conspiracy to defame Hindu religion by coining terms  like saffron terror. I demand the Congress to explain their stance over the issue. Even the court's have ruled that there is nothing called Hindu terror or saffron terror, says Amit Shah

    17:10 (IST)17 May 2019
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    Party has decided to issue show cause to Pragya Singh Thakur and the disciplinary committee will decide on action after getting her reply. We will work according to party's constitution, says BJP president Amit Shah

    17:03 (IST)17 May 2019
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    People have made up their mind to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party.  Our schemes for welfare of people were well planned. We will come back to power, says PM Modi at his maiden press conference. 

    16:58 (IST)17 May 2019
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    I am ovoerwhelmed by people's support, will retain power with full majority, says PM Modi during his first press conference. |  READ IN HINDI HERE

    16:49 (IST)17 May 2019
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    The nation wants Narendra Modi as Prime Minister again. We will form a full majority government, says Amit Shah

    16:47 (IST)17 May 2019
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    This is for the first time that poverty and corruption were not election issues. The country has witnessed such an election campaign after a long time, says Amit Shah 

    16:42 (IST)17 May 2019
    Rahul Gandhi holds parallel press conference

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi is also holding a press conference at  the party headquarters in New Delhi as campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019 ends. People of the country will decide who will be the PM. Election Commission's role was biased. It seems that the election schedule was planned to help Narendra Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

    16:39 (IST)17 May 2019
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends first press conference in five years. Our focus has been on smooth functioning of the government, says Amit Shah

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