New Delhi, June 4:Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday shared a video of Prime Minister Naredra Modi on Twitter in which he was interacting with the audience at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and took a jibe at him saying that it is good that PM takes questions for which he has pre-scripted answers and that too from a translator.
He wrote on Twitter: “The first Indian PM who takes “spontaneous” questions that the translator has pre-scripted answers to! Good that he doesn’t take real questions. Would have been a real embarrassment to us all if he did.”
The first Indian PM who takes "spontaneous" questions that the translator has pre-scripted answers to!
Good that he doesn't take real questions. Would have been a real embarrassment to us all if he did. pic.twitter.com/8Iyfgiaseh
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 4, 2018
The incident apparently took place when PM was interviewed in front of a a live audience at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.
Participating in a dialogue titled ‘Transforming Asia through Innovation’ at Singapore’s prestigious Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Modi was asked about the biggest challenges before the world, in particular Asia. PM Modi gives an answer in Hindi. However, the answer that’s given by the translator appears to be more detailed, which gives the impression that PM Modi ‘forgot’ the complete answer.
To a question on addressing challenges faced by Asia at the University programme,Prime Minister Modi said, “The world is convinced that 21st century belongs to Asia. The biggest challenge before us is that the 21st century belongs to Asia. whether if we Asians feel it or not. Do we have that sentiment? Asia has seen major progress. We have to feel like we need to work towards making this century ours.”Modi said the notion that disruption makes destruction was not correct.
After the Prime Minister had responded to a question, his English translator read out a lengthy passage from a piece of paper which included facts and figures not part of Modi’s answer.
The video shows PM Modi not responding to the real questions reveals that PM responses during public platforms were not impromptu but part of an elaborately pre-planned script.
Congress has been accusing Prime MInister of not holding press conferences and only giving one-on-one interviews. This video of PM has fueled speculation that the queries posed to the PM are pre-decided.