New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving scripted interviews, claiming his response to real questions would have been an "embarrassment for all".
"The first Indian Prime Minister who takes 'spontaneous' questions that the translator has pre-scripted answers to," the Congress president tweeted.
"Good that he doesn't take real questions... Would have been a real embarrassment for us all if he did," Rahul Gandhi ridiculed, attaching a video where the translator is heard purportedly reading out a scripted answer.
The first Indian PM who takes "spontaneous" questions that the translator has pre-scripted answers to!— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 4, 2018
Good that he doesn't take real questions. Would have been a real embarrassment to us all if he did. pic.twitter.com/8Iyfgiaseh
The video that he posted was reportedly that of a question and answer session that the Prime Minister addressed at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) last Friday.
The Prime Minister was responding to a question on challenges faced by Asia. After he finished speaking, his English translator read out an answer that was far longer and included details and data that were not told by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his answer.
Rahul Gandhi has often accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of dodging answers to "real questions" he and other opposition leaders have asked....