Congress president Rahul Gandhi who met reporters on Thursday in Bengaluru, took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing any press conference in the last four years.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul said, “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 added.
During his interaction with the media, Rahul also questioned the PM Modi’s silence on atrocities against the Dalits. He said, “Dalits are being killed, beaten up and oppressed in our country. Rohith Vemula gets killed when he stands up for education and PM Modi doesn’t even say a word. I am happy that I at least raise the issue. Why doesn’t PM Modi raise this issue? Congress will defend the rights of Dalits.”
When asked about politicising the crime against women across the country, the Congress chief attacked Modi for “discussing bullet trains” but not “fundamental issues”. “Rapes are a political issue. Are you trying to say that politicians should remain silent while the women of this country are raped?” he said.