Work like Hanuman: Modi to MPs

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 15, 2018

Jubilant Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari (left) and M Venkaiah Naidu (centre), after the BJP Parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday   -  PTI

PM urges legislators to publicise govt’s achievements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told BJP MPs that the Budget session has been a “winner” for the treasury benches, as the government was able to secure the passage of many key Bills in Parliament.

Addressing the BJP Parliamentary party meeting a day before the session ends, he also pitched for pushing the reforms and development agenda, asserting that there is a “positive” public mood in favour of the ruling dispensation as it completes its third anniversary next month.

“This is a golden opportunity for us to lift the lives of the poor, the deprived...This is the time for doing more development and reforms,” he said.

On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi, Modi said Lord Rama’s devotee was a “living example” of a “dedicated social worker”. He advised BJP MPs to work like Lord Hanuman to publicise the government’s achievements.

“When Lakshman went into coma, Hanumanji went to find a cure without any prodding. Similarly, MPs must go ahead without waiting for instructions,” a BJP MP who attended the meeting quoted Modi as saying.

Month-long celebration

The BJP MPs were also informed about a one-month-long programme to celebrate the government’s third anniversary from May 24.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said Modi called the Budget session very constructive, with the Lok Sabha passing 21 Bills and the Rajya Sabha, 14. These include the GST Bills and the politically important OBC Bill.

Referring to the BJP’s massive win in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the Prime Minister said the hope his government had generated among the masses in 2014 has turned into confidence.

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu addressed the party meet and outlined the one-month third anniversary programme, Kumar said.

Heaping praise on Modi, Naidu referred to last night’s meeting of 33 NDA constituents, in which allies like Parkash Singh Badal of Akali Dal and N Chandrababu Naidu of TDP spoke about his “transformative” leadership.

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Published on April 11, 2017
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