Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interacting with over 1 crore BJP workers in what the party says is the “world’s largest videoconference”. The timing of the political engagement, however, has been criticised as it comes amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan.
As part of the ‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot’ programme, Modi is addressing party workers in 15,000 locations across the country on the party’s preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The BJP said party chief Amit Shah and other leaders are participating in the programme from its Delhi office.
The Congress said Modi has “misplaced priorities” and that he was “desperate only for re-election”. The party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, in a tweet, alleged that the prime minister was “hell-bent on creating a video conference record” when the entire country was praying for return of its braveheart pilot.
“Glaring case of misplaced priorities! 132 Cr Indians pray for safe & immediate return of India’s brave-heart Wing Comm, Abhinandan but Modiji desperate only for re-election. Congress cancelled its imp CWC & Rally today. Pradhan Sevak hell-bent on creating a Video Conf. record!” Surjewala wrote on Twitter.