As the beleaguered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to be in a soul searching mode, veteran leader L K Advani has come out with a list of do's and don'ts for newly elected MPs to ensure that the party presents a united front.
"After the Lok Sabha elections, some leaders in the party have been giving random statements to the media. This portrays a wrong image of the party and spoils the reputation of some leaders. Therefore, to control this, Advani ji has come out with some suggestions," BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday.
Speaking on the birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Monday, Advani said there were too many spokespersons in the party.
A day later, he met newly elected MPs in parliament and recommended that they stay out of corporate wars and not ask questions in the house on behalf of lobbyists.
Advani also advised them to check every document before they sign.
Asking them to be careful as these were critical times when individual parties were looking for opportunities to "show each other down", Advani further said that the MPs should thoroughly check the background of private secretaries before hiring them.