Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at the BJP minutes after the ruling party denied media reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a press conference in Varanasi. Often criticising the prime minister for not holding a press conference in his tenure, Congress took to Twitter with a popular one-liner: "Tum se na ho payega (you will no be able to do it)".
Media reports yesterday evening claimed that Prime Minister Modi would hold a press conference on April 26 in Varanasi. Later, BJP clarified that there is no press conference scheduled either on Thursday or Friday.
The Congress re-tweeted a media report and said "Tum se na ho payega" along with a hashtag #FekuModi.
PM Modi is scheduled to visit Varanasi on April 25 and 26 to file his nomination. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has also repeatedly attacked the prime minister over this, saying that he is "scared" to face a press conference.
After releasing the Congress' manifesto on April 2, Mr Gandhi had asked reporters to question the prime minister as to why he is "scared of facing a press conference".
"You ask me questions, but you are scared of him. Ask him 'Mr Prime Minister why are you scared of the people of India, why are you scared of the press'...We will defeat him in the polls," Mr Gandhi had said.