Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday warned BJP MPs against remaining absent from both Houses of Parliament in the ongoing winter session.

“Even children feel bad if you keep checking them. And they do not repeat behaviour against which they are repeatedly warned. I don’t want to have to keep doing this. So please change yourselves. Otherwise, change will come,” Modi is reported to have told BJP MPs.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the BJP’s weekly parliamentary party meeting where the party usually discussed contemporary issues and relevant party debates.

Sharing details of the meeting, which was for the first time held, outside the Parliament complex, in Ambedkar International Centre, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the Prime Minister told the party MPs that all of them should organise sports competitions in their respective constituencies.

‘Interact regularly’

The PM, however, was mostly focused the issue of attendance. The poor attendance of BJP MPs has been flagged by Modi many times in the past also. BJP President JP Nadda asked party MPs to regularly interact with district and mandal presidents from their respective constituencies. The PM too will participate in this organisational programme, he will call district presidents from his constituency Varanasi on December 14.

At the start of the meeting, tribal MPs including Union Minister Arjun Munda felicitated the PM for celebrating Birsa Munda’s birthday as ‘Jan Jatiya Diwas’.

A book compiling the work done by various ministers on the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was also distributed among BJP MPs.