PM urged NDA MPs to follow rules of Parliament, prioritise “service to country”: Kiren Rijiju


New Delhi [India]: National Democratic Alliance leaders felicitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic third term at the parliamentary party meeting of BJP alliance government on Tuesday.

A day after the Lok Sabha witnessed a massive uproar in the House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all the party MPs to follow the rules of the Parliament, the Parliamentary democracy system and raise their issues effectively, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said.

Rijiju was addressing reporters after the NDA parliamentary meeting concluded this morning.

The Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs said that PM Modi stated that every MP coming to Parliament should prioritise “service to the country” and develop expertise on issues of their interest.

“Today, the PM gave us a very important mantra. He said that every MP has been elected to the House to serve the nation. Irrespective of the party they belong to, service to the nation is our first responsibility. Every NDA MP has to work by prioritising the country, this is what the PM urged. Secondly, the PM guided us well regarding the conduct of MPs,” Rijiju said.

The meeting marked PM Modi’s first address to the MPs of the ruling bloc in his third term.

The Union Minister said that the Prime Minister has asked the MPs to develop expertise in some of the major issues of interest and represent those issues in the House.

“He said that every MP should present the matters of their constituency in the House very well as per the rules. He also told us to develop expertise in other major issues of interest – be it water, environment, or social area. So, PM told us to develop expertise in those areas. PM urged NDA MPs to follow the rules of the Parliament, the Parliamentary democracy system and conduct which is essential to becoming a good MP,” Rijiju said.

“I think this guidance by the PM is a good mantra for all MPs, especially the first-time MPs…We have decided to follow this mantra,” the Union Minister said.

Rijiju said that PM Modi has also requested all the MPs to visit the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya (Prime Minister’s Museum) in the national capital with their family members.

“The Prime Minister has also made one request. Every MP, along with their family, should visit Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya. At Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, the journey from Pt Jawaharlal Nehru to PM Narendra Modi has been displayed beautifully. There is no political agenda…This is the first such effort that the entire country should get to know of the contribution of each PM, appreciate it, learn from it and pay tribute to them,” he said.

“…I believe that when the PM of the country speaks, everyone – not just MPs – should take it seriously because he is the Prime Minister of the country. Great people of the country have made PM Modi, the Prime Minister for the third consecutive term historically…”

Rijiju further said, “The manner in which LoP Rahul Gandhi behaved yesterday, turned his back towards the Speaker, spoke out of rules and insulted the Speaker is something that people of our party, the NDA should not do…”

Meanwhile, later today, Prime Minister Modi is expected to address the Lok Sabha later today.

A massive uproar erupted in the Lok Sabha yesterday over Rahul Gandhi’s remarks. BJP has accused the Raebareli MP of “insulting” the Hindu community.

Prime Minister Modi hit out at Rahul Gandhi over his remarks and said calling “the entire Hindu community violent is a very serious matter.” Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Congress leader should apologise for his remarks.

Participating in the debate on the motion of thanks on the President’s Address, Rahul Gandhi targeted the BJP-led government and alleged there has been “a systematic attack” on the idea of India.

While the BJP held a press conference later to denounce Rahul Gandhi’s remarks, Congress also held an evening presser to slam the ruling party at the Centre.

Rahul Gandhi launched a multi-pronged attack on the BJP targeting it over its remarks during the Lok Sabha campaign, the NEET-UG controversy, Agniveer scheme.


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