Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who has been touted by BJP as the development mascot, today offered tips on administration and its nuances to the ministers of Karnataka ruled by the saffron party.
Modi participated in two sub-sessions, one on strategy for improvement of governance and the other on steps to achieve total development of the state at the three-day brainstorming session for state ministers at Suttur, 20 km from here today, which he inaugurated today.
It was a closed-door session and only press photographers were let in briefly to take pictures.
State BJP President D V Sadananda Gowda told reporters that the ministers would have interactive sessions and introspect "to bring out their strengths and weaknesses in carrying out their assigned jobs."
He said there would be a dozen sub-sessions where they would discuss measures to improve the administration.
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BJP national secretary H N Ananthkumar also participated in the session.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is expected to participate in the valedictory function of the session on Thursday.
Reporters tried in vain to speak to Modi as he came out of the session, but had to be content with just a big smile from him as he left in the waiting car.
Modi, who arrived at Mysore yesterday, participated in the Dasara torchlight parade last night.