- Rahul Gandhi tweets video of PM Modi from event in Singapore
- In video, PM Modi took a question, answered in Hindi
- His translator then read out a longer answer with more details and data
"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," he scoffed, 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 Q and A session that the Prime Minister addressed at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University last Friday.
PM Modi's critics seized on the video, calling it proof that questions to the PM and his responses to them were never spontaneous but were planned and scripted.
Rahul Gandhi has often accused PM Modi of dodging answers to "real questions" he and other opposition leaders have asked.
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