New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hosted a high tea for all NDA MPs—the first such event after the BJP-led alliance stormed to power in May—and utilised the occasion to ask them to be a symbol of positive political entity.
At the event held at his Race Course residence, Modi also made a fervent appeal to all the NDA MPs for ensuring the success of his ambitious projects like ‘Clean India' campaign, ‘MP Model Village' scheme and ‘Jan Dhan' project.
The meeting, the first such attempt by Modi after BJP-led NDA ousted the UPA, lasted for about two hours during which the MPs were also given presentations on PM's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jan Dhan scheme, Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) and labour reforms by the Ministers concerned.
Today's ‘Diwali Milan' get together hosted by the Prime Minister was equally significant as it came ahead of government formation in Maharashtra, amid speculation of a possible BJP-Shiv Sena tie-up.
All Shiv Sena MPs were also present, including Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete.
“There was an elaborate discussion on many issues which the government has brought to the nation. We had an address by the Prime Minister who talked about cleanliness, various issues before the government, how a common MP can turn things in this country, how a common MP can be a symbol of positive political entity and how the respectability of politicians can be enhanced in the country,” BJP general Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters after the meeting.
He said the Prime Minister talked on a gamut of subjects and his spectrum was very wide as the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.
“The Prime Minister happily endorsed the achievements of the BJP and greeted Amit Shah on his victory in Haryana and Maharashtra,” Rudy said.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu coordinated the meeting where various departments made presentations. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a presentation on the Jan Dhan Yojna while Labour Minister Narinder Singh Tomar made a presentation on the labour reforms. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also made a presentation on the Prime Minister's Adarsh Gram Vikas Yojna.