New Delhi, July 25: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over BJP members’ absence from the both Houses of Parliament leading to trouble or embarrassment for the government.
Modi’s remarks came here during weekly BJP parliamentary party meeting just after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anth Kumar and his junior Mukhtar Abbas qvi’s reference to incidents and problems arising out of lack of quorum. In his response, the Prime Minister said that “he was worried and not satisfied with members’ percentage of presence in houses,” according to a BJP MP. The government had to face an embarrassing situation in the Rajya Sabha last week when a bill on jurisdiction and settlement of maritime claims could not be taken up due to lack of quorum.
Modi also called upon the BJP MPs to observe fortnight programmes of Sankalp Yatra and hold Tiranga Yatra in their constituencies to celebrate 70th Independence Day. “The Prime Minister said that this year there will be tionwide celebrations starting from August 9 till August 15. After this, for 15 days a sankalp yatra will be conducted throughout the tion, pledging development of tion and every individual,” Parliamentary Affair Minister Anth Kumar told reporters after the meeting.
“The Prime Minister also stated that from 1947 till now India reached new heights but till 2022 India will become a power to reckon with in the world,” he added. Anth Kumar also said that the Prime Minister said that they have to change the lives of poor by three ways - by welfare, by social harmony and good governce. (IANS)