Mute Modi: Why Is the PM Terrified of Holding Even a Single Press Conference?
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address a press conference on Friday, his second and possibly the last during UPA-II. Singh, who is. If PM interact with press regularly, they would take a part of his statement out of Saw many people supporting PM for not attending any press conference. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference tomorrow ( Wednesday) to brief journalists about the outcomes of her.
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While the government may be gleeful, the citizens are poorer as the government is using intimidation to cover up information it does not want leaked.
This clearly is a PM who truly believes that he is above institutional scrutiny whether from the media or citizens. A watchful eye Modi has also discontinued the practice of the prime minister having a press advisor who used to be a point person for the media. Before Modi, all prime ministers, including Atal Behari Vajpayee, had a senior journalist or an official as press advisor.
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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.
Clearly those so openly watched and listed now avoid journalists for dear life. Gujarat journalists who have covered Modi as chief minister are not remotely surprised.
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They say Modi employed similar methods in Gandhinagar to completely freeze the press out. Modi also ensured that the assembly barely met and that even when sessions were on, they were hardly attended.
The current truncated winter session is a testament to this.
The winter session was truncated because Modi and his entire team was busy campaigning in Gujarat. The trouble is that no questions are tolerated or allowed in this one way spiel.