PM chides party MPs for being absent from House

PM Narendra Modi talks tough, tells BJP MPs - 'Can win elections for you, but can't mark your attendance in Parliament'

"Main aapke liye bahut kuch kar sakta hoon, lekin app ke liye House main upasthit nahin rah sakta (I can do a lot of things for your sake, but cannot be present in the House on your behalf)", he said, while addressing the BJP's parliamentary party meeting. Mr Modi's remarks came after parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar spoke about incidents of lack of quorum in both Houses, including on Monday. But coming to the Parliament is your foremost duty.

Highlighting the need to increase tax base and adopt new technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked young tax officials to be people-centric.

The meeting also assumed significance as it was aimed at mapping out the path ahead for the party. We should be in a position to reach him soon.

About 168 trainees of the Indian Revenue Service including two from the Bhutan Royal Service called on the Prime Minister.




In a warning mode, the Prime Minister told lawmakers that they all know that how he is serious about the presence of lawmakers in the Upper house and the Lok Sabha. "But he never sounded so angry", the MP said.

As representatives of the people of their constituency, it is their job to attend the House proceedings, he said.

The Prime Minister also shared a road map of the future activities of the party including its foundation day on April 6 and Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar's birth anniversary on April 14.

"All BJP MPs, ministers and party functionaries from Centre to states and panchayat level will participate in these meetings", Ananth Kumar said.

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