scorecardresearch
Sunday, Nov 27, 2022
Premium

Day after haramzaadon, BJP MPs told to watch their words

MPs started taking part in the Delhi campaign after party president Amit Shah directed them to do so while Parliament is in session.

BJP sources said MPs have been reminded that they are no longer in the Opposition and thus they attract more attention. BJP sources said MPs have been reminded that they are no longer in the Opposition and thus they attract more attention.

The BJP was treading cautiously on Tuesday, a day after Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s comment during a Delhi poll campaign sparked a controversy and created a furore in Parliament.

Sources in the BJP said a directive has been issued to all MPs to use restraint in their speeches while campaigning. The advice came after political parties disrupted proceedings at Parliament on Tuesday and demanded an apology from Niranjan Jyoti.

BJP sources said MPs have been reminded that they are no longer in the Opposition and thus they attract more attention.

A source said the directive from the party brass was on the lines of, “We are on Constitutional posts now and we should be civilised and also should show some restraint. Everybody, especially the media, is watching us and we should not use a language that many of us did when we were not in power. Now, we have to act responsibly as we are in power. We should remember we are campaigning in the capital.”

Subscriber Only Stories
NIA to Home Ministry: Break nexus, move gangsters from north to jails in ...Premium
37 Muslim Independents in two Surat seats: Garment worker to domestic hel...Premium
Sunroofs to air purifiers, auto majors target an emerging segment: 30-minusPremium
When the water trains came to parched RajkotPremium

The MPs have also been asked to focus only on positives and not speak about the negatives of other political parties. “We should highlight positive achievements of our Central government and not delve too much into the negatives of what other parties did to the capital. We should focus our energy on promises that we can make to the people. Engage with them,” high command is learnt to have told the MPs.

MPs started taking part in the Delhi campaign after party president Amit Shah directed them to do so while Parliament is in session.

Party sources said Delhi BJP unit has also been asked to be cautious about allocating areas to MPs who are available for the campaigning.

Advertisement

“The BJP leaders are now treading cautiously on allocating areas to MPs. It has become a sensitive issue,” a senior BJP leader said.

First published on: 03-12-2014 at 02:14:40 am
Next Story

Fuel excise hiked, prices unchanged

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close