New Delhi, Jun 6 UNI | 2 months ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the newly elected BJP MPs in Parliament to stop the practice of touching his feet and of other senior leaders, party sources said.

Mr Modi, while speaking at a meeting of BJP Parliamentary party in the Central Hall of the Parliament, told the newly elected BJP MPs that they should avoid touching feet of the leaders including his, the sources said.

The Prime Minister also told his party MPs to attend the sessions of Parliament regularly and maintain the dignity of the House.

On interaction with the media, Mr Modi told BJP lawmakers not to interact with the mediapersons as party spokespersons.

While speaking on the conduct and proceedings when Parliament is in session, the Prime Minister advised the first timers to come to the House with proper knowledge of the subject under discussion.

''Mr Modi told his party's MPs that they should do their homework properly before taking part in debates in Parliament.

''Mr Modi has also told the BJP MPs to regularly attend the debates in the House and through the debates they will learn a lot on different subjects,'' the party sources said.

He exhorted MPs to work harder as members of Parliament, the sources added.

(Posted on 06-06-2014)