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At finance ministry briefing, reporters told to email their questions

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Simple reason, the answers will not be given solely by our FM but by someone else.


It''s an arrogant way to tell media reporters. I fully agree with the views of Kambleji.


Finance Minister is new in Job & would avoid questions by Media like Mr Modi did when Mr Shah took all questions.But here neither FM not her team was ready for questions & it started a new trend where replies will be given on Email.bThat also if FM deems fit to reply.

Abhay Sandwar (Hazaribag)

To send questions by mail services , not bad .Govt must confirm that question shall be replied .Again , what will be the fate of the question if any important development takes place in between ,Will such system be healthy .let us watch

Yatha raja thatha praja..primeminister cannot hold a press rest of the gang started..only monologue sloganeering and shouting

Who are the 2 reporters who stayed? They must be rewarded for their commitment to duty. India needs such dedicated citizens.

Amit (Pune)

The why not send out the statement or publish it on the website? Do they think that the journalists cannot read?


In Next Loksabha they will pass the Bill *You can''t question BJP Government Only*

Autocratic govt wearing democratic clothes


finish this ministry we dont need it


The finance ministry has no face to show. They r scared of exposing their inefficiency. They are just following their Boss. Next time they will simply circulate their policies in written form and say they respect Press freedom.


Unnecessarily the reporters are expressing their resentment . They should understand the responsibilities abd duties of the officers and staff . It is better to send their askings in email and get reply in written rather than verbal replies. Only the designated officers will be deputed to give replies to press reporters to save time and unauthorized information of MoF.

Now I feel that PC and Pranab Mukherjee were way better than this. Well facepalm to all the people who voted for these clowns.

When we have a finance minister who understands country''s finances and economy, this will not happen. Hope the bhakths now realize how good were PC and Dr MMS.

Reddykm (India)

Only illiterate, reservations now left in country others already left gutter garbage country where people lives worse than let animals. What democracy or dictator no journalist allowed questions taken, only expose the country is in gutter soon will exhaust reserves, keep country gold as loan collataal.


cowardice at its peak....


Just bureaucratic arrogance. They just want to show that they are the boss. The press should just boycott them to show their displeasure. After all the baby''s rule India irrespective of the party in power. Sad state of affairs and the minister is a mute spectator.


gutter country corrupt india

Why make a waste of time by calling a meeting just to show their faces, to read out script, spend on kaju mithai, samosas, chai. Just post voice/ email mail to all those journalists who are interested. they will send their queries by email as desired by FinMin

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