17/05/2019 6:59 PM IST | Updated 17/05/2019 7:00 PM IST

'Showing Up Is Half The Battle': Rahul Gandhi's Dig At Modi Over 'Press Conference'

Narendra Modi attended his first press conference, but said he will not take any questions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended his first press conference with BJP president Amit Shah. He, however, refused to answer any questions. 

He told reporters that he will not take any questions because the press conference is being addressed by Shah, and in BJP’s system, discipline has to be followed.

“We are disciplined soldiers of the party,” Modi said.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was holding a parallel press conference and took a dig at Modi. “I am asking the Prime Minister, why haven’t you agreed for a debate on Rafale deal. Please tell the press why haven’t you agreed for a debate,” he said.

Later Gandhi also said, “Showing up is half the battle. Next time Shah may even allow you to answer a couple of questions”.