Press conferences stats of PM Narendra Modi and others:

Rajasree Roy

PM Narendra Modi is an Indian politician. He is serving as the 14th and current prime minister of India since 2014. From 2001 to 2014 he was chief minister of Gujarat. Modi is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its National Democratic Alliance. 

Being prime minister from 2014,Modi never attended a single press conference. Even in this pandemic he deliberately delivered public speeches. He usually have a press conference named “Mann ki baat”. In this case he doesn’t take a single question from press or journalists.

Some people will say no to this statement cause PM Narendra Modi held some press conferences.  There was press conference in May, 2019. In this one Modi delivered speech. In this press conference, Amit Shah was present. And whatever journalists asked Modi to answer, he passed the question to Amit Shah. Modi always playing safe side in this matter. While being Chief minister of Gujarat Modi attended some talk show of news media like “aap ki adalat”. But in these cases, Modi was being safe. 

Press conference is a event where the people of reach is limited and public speaking is something where he can reach out many people. So Modi chose always public speeches over press conferences. 

In this situation of mounting worldwide worries over the disintegrating security circumstance in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday examined the unfurling of occasions there and its suggestions for the area and the world. 

The pioneers communicated the view that it was significant for the two vital accomplices to cooperate and trained their senior authorities to stay in contact, the Prime Minister’s Office said. 

After the discussion, the Russian government office in India said the two chiefs communicated the expectation to improve participation to counter the dispersal of “psychological oppressor philosophy” and the medication danger exuding from Afghanistan and consented to shape a super durable reciprocal channel for consultation on the issue.

Other Prime Ministers and Presidents

Our former prime minister, Monmohan Singh had 191.9 hours in AIR(All India Radio) between 2009 to 2013. 

From 2009 to 2017, American president Barack Obama had total 163 press conferences. Donald Trump had 88 press conferences. Even after being  American president in 2021Joe Biden also held 7 press conferences. 

Prime Ministers/PresidentsPress conferences
Narendra Modi1
Barack Obama163
Donald Trump88
Joe Biden 7
Press conferences statistics of Narendra Modi and others

If we look out for Russian president, Vladimir Putin held press conferences annually. There is an other speciality. He has a style to have marathon press conference. He spoke with press, in last press conference in 2019 for 4 hours 30 minutes. Even after falling of Kabul, Ashraf Ghani held a press conference. 

These were some statistics of popular presidents and prime ministers. Here PM Modi is the only one who hs least score to hold press conferences. we hope he will make some more, at least annually.

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