PM comes down hard over BJP members' absenteeism

Not a disruptor-in-chief I am correcting past mistakes says PM Modi

Irked by this nonchalance of his colleagues, prime minister Narendra Modi has pulled up members in BJP parliamentary party meeting. "Now MPs too seem to have so much work that they do not have time to attend Parliament".

Modi told the BJP parliamentary party meeting that he can do anything for the MPs but he cannot mark their presence.

Though Modi had spoken about absenteeism on earlier occasions, this was the first time that he talked tough on the subject.


While talking to reporters, Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Ananth Kumar informed that the Prime Minister directed about the roadmap for coming days.

If not in their respective Houses during the session, the MPs are often found in Central Hall of Parliament, a place used by members to relax and hold conversations with others.

At the same time, Modi recalled an RSS official saying that though the organisation had spread its wings, it was a pity that its members didn't have enough time to attend a shakha. As representatives of lakhs of people, it was their job to attend House proceedings, he said. The members will be asked to join panchayat and municipal level meetings on April 6. Party functionaries will highlight the government's achievements, the BJP's upward journey and will be shown a video about this. The PM also asked MPs and party functionaries to learn about GST and create awareness among people about its advantages and benefits. The government will be holding workshops to educate leaders of different parties about its impact.

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