PM Modi asks NDA ministers to ‘expose’ opposition, highlight achievements

PM Modi was of the view that effort should be made to increase people's participation in preparing budget for central government schemes

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 18, 2015 9:34 am
narendra modi, BJP, BJP government, india news, narendra modi news, modi cabinet, modi ministers, congress, parliament, lok sabha Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing a meeting of the Council of Ministers at 7RCR in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

NDA ministers will fan out across the country from January to “expose” the Opposition’s “stalling tactics” in Parliament due to which several key bills are stuck and highlight the government’s achievements seeking to project it as “pro-poor”.

At a meeting of the Council of Ministers at his residence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the ministers to “feel upbeat” about what the government is doing and “not get rattled” by the attack by the Oppostion, which he alleged wa building a “campaign on falsehood”.

During the meeting that lasted one-and-a-half-hours, the Prime Minister asked his Cabinet colleages to take up the “challenge” of reaching the message about the government’s functioning to people through better connect with them.

A detailed plan will be chalked out later but the ministers have been asked to start visiting constituencies from the second week of January and spend at least 30 hours in areas assigned to them.

Asking the ministers to periodically review the functioning of their departments, the Prime Minister stressed on the need to bring in innovative ideas for enhanced performance and improve the image of the government.

PM Modi was of the view that effort should be made to increase people’s participation in preparing budget for central government schemes and there should be “no last minute rush” to spend the money at the fag end of a financial year.

It was also decided that each minister would undertake a tour of two Parliamentary constituencies to apprise people of the decisioins taken by the Modi government in the interest of the common man since it came to power in 2014.

Sources said the Prime Minister was keen that the achievements of the government are taken to people in the simplest possible language.

The general view at the meeting was that as the winter session is about to end on December 23, it was time the government concentrated on “exposing” the Opposition outside Parliament.

This view came amid broad indications that the government would not be able to get the GST bill passed during the winter session with Congress stalling Parliament on National Herald case and other issues.

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  1. Anumakonda Jagadeesh
    May 11, 2016 at 6:00 am
    Timely call by Narendra Modiji. There must be interaction of the people and leaders. The Government of the people,by the people and for the people is a democratic Government. I have had experience of interacting with Union Government since the days of Smt. Indira hiji as Prime Ministers. Even a Post Card wrote to her was given utmost importance. I had hundreds of replies from PMO,Union Ministers and Secretaries at that time. I sent several Registered letters to Prime Minister,Union Ministers etc. in the last one and half years.Not even an acknowledgement these days. lt;br/gt;Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP)
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      Bharatk
      Dec 18, 2015 at 5:09 am
      You remove my pant and I will remove yours. In this process we can expose our shame to the w world. Wah wah what a PM.
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      1. Feku Chand
        Dec 18, 2015 at 4:17 pm
        Feku….
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          Ahmed
          Dec 18, 2015 at 5:55 am
          What achievements do u have to show ?? Opening of crores of EMPTY jan dhan yojana accounts ? Or selfie with world leaders !
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            Bharat
            Dec 18, 2015 at 10:09 am
            Hey Photoshop guys here u go ,, we got new project for 3 years now ... this time will charge them double !!
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