The Bhartia Janta Party on Thursday termed Rahul Gandhi’s press meet here on the last day of campaigning for Karnataka polls as a “tutored one” wherein the Congress president did not answer many questions related to corruption charges against the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
“It was a tutored press conference,” Union Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal said here.
“Many journalists were also not allowed to ask questions,” they said.
“If any attempt was made to ask questions, the questions were paraphrased,” Mr Goyal said.
“A desperate last minute press conference that gave us nothing new,” he said and maintained
that the press meet here also reminded many of Mr Gandhi’s earlier remarks on speed velocity
and other such faux pas.
At the press meet on the last day of keenly watched and fiercely contested elections, Gandhi exuded confidence that his party will retain power in Karnataka after the May 12 Assembly polls and there is no question of discussing an alternative strategy.
Gandhi also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of derailing country’s foreign policy and having failed to raise issues concerning Doklam with the Chinese government.