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Guard against complacency, work for your area: Narendra Modi tells MPs

PTI 06 Jun 2014, 17:12:10 IST
New Delhi: Sounding a word of caution to ruling BJP MPs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked them to remain connected to the ground and not let any complacency eclipse the party's performance which catapulted it to power.

In a clear message to his party's newly-elected lawmakers, Modi said as BJP was no longer in the opposition, its MPs had a far bigger responsibility in taking the message of the government to the grassroots level and highlight its programmes.

In his 20-minute speech in the Central Hall of Parliament, Modi exhorted the MPs to remain in touch with the people at the grassroots and not lower their guard.

The Prime Minister also asked them to help in the smooth running of the House and attend the sessions of Parliament full-time while maintaining its dignity.

Sources said the Prime Minister also asked the MPs not to talk to the media as spokespersons of the party but raise the issues of their own area and constituency with them instead.