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Popularise govt schemes, take credit, PM tells party MPs

india Updated: May 04, 2016 01:16 IST
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with party leaders after the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated the need for BJP MPs to popularise his government’s welfare schemes among masses and seek credit for them.

Addressing the weekly meeting of BJP parliamentary party here, the PM laid special focus on flagship schemes related to electrification and Mudra that provide financial assistance to non-corporates with credit need of below a million rupee.

Modi told BJP MPs that more than 18,000 villages have been electrified after his government took over and 10 percent of these villages were in Uttar Pradesh (UP) alone.

“You must hold Urja Utsav (energy festival) in these areas. As elected representatives you should take the credit for the welfare measures,” the PM told BJP lawmakers. Winning next year’s assembly polls in UP, with 71 BJP MPs, is party’s biggest challenge.

The meeting also saw Modi and veteran leader LK Advani paying rich tributes to Balraj Madhok, one of the founders of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, who died on Monday.

Modi also met the council of ministers in the evening to review the progress of cabinet decisions taken by the government in the past two years.