Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave warning to ministers who had skipped parliament duty and asked for a list of absentees to be given to him every evening.
At a weekly meeting of the BJP parliamentary party, PM Modi asked Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi to give the names of ministers who had been absent despite being rostered for parliament duty.
The Prime Minister advised his party’s parliamentarians to “work beyond the sphere of politics,” according to BJP leaders present at the meeting.
Stressing on the water crisis, PM Modi reportedly asked lawmakers to sit with officials in their constituencies and discuss people’s issues.
“MPs must do some unique work in their constituencies, work with the local administration and participate in social work,” PM Modi said .
WORK IN MISSION MODE
Even earlier this month, the Prime Minister had berated party MPs for skipping parliament.
the Prime Minister said that Members of Parliament must also work beyond politics. For instance, he cited the issue of water scarcity.
According to Prime Minister Modi, the MPs must take up such issues with local authorities and involve common people in the same. He asked them to work in collaboration with district administrations.
The meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party was held at the Parliament Library building. It was attended by all BJP members from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah.