Modi takes no questions in press conference, says will return to power

What if Modi loses

What if Modi loses

The viciousness lingered, though, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah holding a press conference where Modi did not take a single question and the latter reviled the Opposition; and Congress President Rahul Gandhi holding his own press conference where he charged the Modi-Shah administration with obsession with hubris that made it insensitive to the suffering of ordinary people. It was held in a positive spirit.

Addressing the media, PM Modi said that BJP will retain the power with a greater mandate and would serve people of the country for the second consecutive turn. "We fielded her as a candidate as part of our silent protest (satyagraha) against those who attempted to define Hindus as terrorists" he said. This is probably happening after a very long time.

"The public has decided on the next government. We should impress the world with the diversity of the democracy", he said.

Rahul Gandhi, whose press conference coincided with Shah's briefing, described PM Modi's presence at the media briefing "unprecedented" and took a jibe at PM for not taking questions.

He said there was a time when Indian Premier League had to be shifted out of India due to polls, but under the current government, elections can be held even when the Ramzan was being observed and Easter commemorated. The prime minister said that poll campaign was a success for the ruling dispensation. So in a way the campaigning was a way of saying thank you to the people. For example: LIE: "Congress in its manifesto has promised that Naxal sympathisers will be respected and no harm will come to them" and 'LIE: I used email to transmit a photograph in 1987-88'. "You boasted about your 56-inch chest, but where is your heart?" she said at a rally in Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. We started our election campaign from January 16.Our target was to win the 120 Lok Sabha seats which we couldn't win the last time.

As the Lok Sabha elections enter the final phase of polling this Sunday, Manjul takes a swipe at chief election commissioner Sunil Arora's "umpiring" stances through the season. "Today is 17 May. People in "Satta bazaar" who bet for Congress to get 150 seats and for the BJP to get only around 206-10 in elections faced huge losses on May 17", he added.