Modi's real purpose( for press conference), according to senior BJP leaders, was to fish for new allies from those parties considered "neutral" to both the Congress and the BJP. Hence the statement that the BJP would win 300 seats on its own, but was ready to accept new allies on board.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during the press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: Pankaj Nangia/India Today)
Amit Shah told a journalist "The PM does not need to answer" at the press conference yesterday that was attended by the Prime Minister.
Modi and Shah knew they were laying themselves open to mockery and memes but simply do not care if journalists (Modi appears to have zero respect for them) get new material for critiques.