‘Tum Se Na Ho Payega’: Cong on PM’s First Press Conference Buzz
Times Now on Wednesday announced that PM Modi would be holding a press conference. However, it later retracted.
Times Now on Wednesday announced that PM Modi would be holding a press conference. However, it later retracted.(Photo: PTI/Twitter/Altered by The Quint)

‘Tum Se Na Ho Payega’: Cong on PM’s First Press Conference Buzz

Congress on Wednesday, 24 April, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the all-too-familiar topic of holding press conferences, saying “Tum se na ho payega” (You won’t be able to do it), after a faux pas was made by the news channel Times Now.

The channel set Twitterverse abuzz on Wednesday evening when it announced that PM Modi would be addressing a press conference on Friday, 26 April at 12:30 pm in Varanasi.

In a series of tweets, Times Now gave the details of the ‘press conference’, citing an ‘invite/leaflet/notice’ from the BJP. The channel’s editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar himself pointed out how the press conference was expected to take place at ‘Hotel Taj, Ganges’ in Varanasi.

The Retraction

But eventually, a follow-up tweet put out by Times Now said that the BJP has clarified that there would be no press conference scheduled for 26 April of PM Narendra Modi.

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The issue of PM Modi not holding a single press conference during his tenure has been repeatedly used by the Opposition in its attacks against the government.

‘110% False News’

As Times Now’s initial tweets went viral, various people, including journalists, took to Twitter pointing how the BJP has denied reports of PM Modi holding a press conference.

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