Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued a stern warning to Members of Parliament on the issue of attendance in the House and asked them to ‘change themselves’.

PM Modi said, “Even children don’t like being told so many times. Change yourself or there will be changes.”

The Prime Minister made the remarks at the BJP parliamentary party meeting at the Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi.

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He asked the MPs to work for the people of the country. He said, “Do Surya Namaskar and participate in this competition [of attendance], it will keep everyone healthy.”

The poor attendance of BJP MPs has been flagged by PM Modi many times in the past also.

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

The Prime Minister 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 Prime Minister Modi for celebrating Birsa Munda’s birthday as ‘Jan Jatiya Diwas’.


India today

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