Narendra Modi to address BJP MPs at orientation camp

BJP sources indicated the meeting, tentatively slated for June 28-29, will give an opportunity to party MPs to interact with each other.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 22, 2014 12:57:28 am

Ahead of the first budget session of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, the BJP will organise an orientation programme for the party’s newly elected MPs at Surajkund, Haryana, at the end of this month.

BJP sources indicated the meeting, tentatively slated for June 28-29, will give an opportunity to party MPs to interact with each other and develop a camaraderie.

Party leaders said the BJP has been organising such training camps for newly elected MPs after every elections. After the previous Lok Sabha elections, the meeting was held at at Jhinjholi in Haryana, they said.

Since the BJP has got a clear majority in the Lok Sabha this time, Modi is expected to address the meeting. “Given his responsibilities as PM, we are not sure whether he will be present on both days, but he is expected to attend at least one session,” said a party source briefed about Modi’s participation.

Party leaders underlined the importance of the meet, saying that a large number of participants are first-time MPs and, consequently, need orientation about their roles as BJP members in Parliament. Additionally, the meet will also outline the party’s expectations from the MPs during the next five years.

Party leaders involved in preparations also suggested that the meet will provide an opportunity to new MPs to interact with each other and share their political experience so they can develop a bond a form a cohesive ‘team BJP’ in Parliament.

The leaders said the emphasis will be on grooming the elected members to become fine legislators. On Saturday, BJP president Rajnath Singh flew to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh to inaugurate a training and orientation camp for BJP legislators — both MPs and MLAs — from the state.

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