Did manmohan singh give press conference

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However, the one thing he can genuinely claim as a real first is the fact that he is the first prime minister in democratic India to never have held a press conference. With barely 16 months left for his term to end, he has not felt the need to hold himself and his government accountable to a free press.

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Is Modi taking away free press from Manmohan?

Modi used to mockingly call his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh “Maun Mohan Singh”, but he has beaten Singh in his bid to take away the meta-institutional respectability of a free press. Unlike Modi, who is an elected prime minister, Singh was a nominated prime minister. But Singh did not shy away from press briefings.

Is Narendra Modi India’s first Prime Minister to never hold a press conference?

However, the one thing he can genuinely claim as a real first is the fact that he is the first prime minister in democratic India to never have held a press conference. With barely 16 months left for his term to end, he has not felt the need to hold himself and his government accountable to a free press.

Is Modi India’s only pm to keep press at arm’s length?

With only 16 months left in his tenure, Modi has cemented himself as the only Indian PM to completely keep the press at arm’s length. Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps claiming historical firsts.

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What was the second informal summit between PM Modi and Xi?

Manmohan Singh said the second “informal summit” between PM Modi and Xi was nothing but “jumlewali baat-chit” (show of talks). Modi and Xi met at the historic site of Mahabalipuram last weekend after a similar summit in Wuhan last year.


How many families will the BJP contact in the next 10 days?

The BJP will contact more than three crore families in the next 10 days.


Will Congress revive MSMEs?

The Congress will soon prepare a detailed plan for revival of MSMEs together with steps to ensure smooth crop procurement and resolving migrants’ issues and will put it before the central government, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said. He asserted that the Congress has urged the govt to submit through direct benefit transfers in Jan Dhan accounts.


Who was the press advisor before Modi?

Before Modi, all prime ministers, including Atal Behari Vajpayee, had a senior journalist or an official as press advisor. Now the media has no clue as to whom to call in the PMO. A trusted Modi aide has been deployed even in the Central Hall of Parliament where journalists earlier had access to members of parliament and ministers.


What is Modi’s disdain for accountability?

Modi’s disdain for institutional accountability which is built into a democracy is an ominous portent especially as he and BJP chief Amit Shah move into 24/7 campaign mode for the string of upcoming state elections and the 2019 general election.


Did Narendra Modi have a secret?

Modi has made no secret of his disdain for the media and has given carefully choreographed interviews only to two friendly channels. In one case, Modi wore the colours of the group and the said group took out full-page advertisements launching their telecom foray.


Who did Narendra Modi call his predecessor?

Modi used to mockingly call his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh “Maun Mohan Singh”, but he has beaten Singh in his bid to take away the meta-institutional respectability of a free press.


Did Modi get a free ride on Air India?

The reality, as with most claims made by Modi, is somewhat different. The media accompanying the prime minister got a free ride on the taxpayer money on Air India flight but paid for their own accommodation and other expenses.


Did Singh shy away from press briefings?

But Singh did not shy away from press briefings. He held at least two each year and regularly spoke to the media aboard his flight during foreign trips. Modi, much to the delight and applause of right-wing trolls, did away with the practice of carrying the media with him on his dizzying schedule of foreign trips – which nearly add up to 40. …


Was Modi embarrassing?

It was quite embarrassing,” said a senior minister. Gujarat journalists who have covered Modi as chief minister are not remotely surprised. They say Modi employed similar methods in Gandhinagar to completely freeze the press out.

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