Vanakkam Puducherry, ‘NoMo’ Can’t Even Do a Polling Booth Worker’s Conference: Rahul Gandhi
After PM Modi was left red-faced by a party worker's question, media reports said that all future questions by party workers would be vetted by the BJP .
Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to twitter on Monday, December 24 and jibed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s for failing to to answer a question during a videoconferencing session with party’s booth workers in Puducherry.
That’s NoMo’s answer to the struggling middle class.
Forget a press conference he can’t even string together a polling booth worker’s conference.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 25, 2018
Referring to the Prime Minister as ‘NoMo’, Gandhi wrote in his tweet that “Forget a press conference he (PM Modi) can’t even string together a polling booth worker’s conference,” adding that in addition to vetting questions, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should also vet the prime minister’s answers.
The BJP has reportedly asked its members to shoot a video and send it two days ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s weekly interaction programme with the party workers, in case they want to ask him any question.
The part is taking the step after Modi was left red-faced on Sunday when a worker asked him about the Centre’s policy of imposing more tax on the middle class adding to the burden on the middle-class section, The Times of India reported. The question was asked during ‘My booth is a strong booth’ programme, which is held every Sunday. The saffron party claims that Modi connects with the party workers on the ground in various parts of India through the programme.
The Telegraph reported that Modi looked taken aback by the question and even attempted to make a feeble joke while replying. “Thank you, Nirmalji. You are a trader, so it’s normal that you will talk business. I favour taking care of common people and the common people will be taken care of, I assure you,” ending the interaction abruptly by saying, ‘Puducherry ko Vanakkam‘, a phrase that is now being used to mock the PM on his unwillingness to take questions.
It is important to note that the PM has not done a single press conference in 4.5 years.