Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving pre-scripted interviews and said it would be an “embarrassment to us all” if he did take “real” questions.
Rahul referred to an interview Modi gave at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore during his recent visit.
After Modi answered a question in Hindi, the interpreter started reading from a piece of paper, prompting speculation that the script may be “pre-planned”.
“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,” Gandhi said 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. pic.twitter.com/8Iyfgiaseh
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 4, 2018
He also tagged a video of Modi’s question where the translator is heard purportedly reading out a scripted answer.
Gandhi is currently abroad along with his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who had gone for a medical check-up to the United States.
On Sunday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had tweeted while tagging a news report on the NTU interview, “Oh dear. When the translator says what the PM was supposed to say, but didn’t”.
Oh dear. When the translator says what the PM was supposed to say, but didn't: https://t.co/QswL2gJ4h5
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 3, 2018
(With PTI inputs)