Taking a jibe over Prime Minister's Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused him of giving scripted interviews and said it would be an "embarrassment to us all" if he did take "real" questions.
Gandhi was referring to an interview Modi gave at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore during his recent visit to the country.
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".
Criticising PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi wrote 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".
The Congress chief also tagged a video of Modi's question and the answer along with that given by the English translator.
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
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.
This is not the first time that a Congress leader has criticised PM Modi over his NTU address. Earlier 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