Avoid ‘irresponsible’ statements, Modi tells BJP leaders

NarendraModi_6Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised party leaders to avoid issuing “irresponsible” comments, saying their responsibility has risen as public support has increased for the BJP.

Underlining the support that BJP received from backward sections of the society and highlighting that it had the maximum number of elected lawmakers from OBC, Dalit and tribal communities, Modi reportedly said that its reach was no longer confined to a particular class, urban centres or north India.

His comments, made during an interaction with the party’s MPs, MLAs and other representatives through his mobile application, assume significance in the wake of opposition parties’ attempts to put up a united front against the saffron party over Dalit issues and also criticism of some BJP leaders for making irresponsible statements, media reports said.

He also asked MPs and MLAs to take a resolve to solve four to five problems of the villages falling in their respective constituencies as he issued them several instructions to observe the ongoing ‘Gram Swaraj’ campaign between April 14 and May 5, reported PTI.

The BJP has not come to power due to mistakes of the Congress but because it has always stayed connected to the people and now their job in power is to solve problems facing the masses, Modi was quoted as saying.

The perception about the BJP that it was a party of a particular class and urban centres or north India has changed and it has emerged as an “all-touching and all-inclusive” organisation, he reportedly said.

“Our mass base is increasing among all sections of the society and this is our biggest asset,” the party statement quoted him as saying.