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PM Narendra Modi urges netizens not to use social media platforms to ‘spread dirt’

Cleanliness project is also about mental cleanliness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a video interaction with Bharatiya Janata Party workers and volunteers from Varanasi.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2018 22:53 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the meeting of the BJP Chief Ministers' Council in New Delhi on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people to not use the social media to spread dirt, saying the issue was not about any ideology but simply does not behove a decent society.(PTI Photo)

Negativity should not be spread through social media and people spreading materials causing harm to the nation and society should be shunned and ignored, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday during a video interaction with BJP workers from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

The Prime Minister said society can be strengthened only when positivity is spread and promoted. The interaction was held through NaMo App.

Replying to a question, he said, “People at times overstep the bounds of decorum. They hear or see something false and forward it. They don’t notice that how much damage they are doing to society. Some people use such words that do not behove any decent society. They say or write anything about women.”

He said that the issue was not about any political party or ideology. “It is about 125 crore Indians... and everybody should train themselves to never spread dirt through the social media,” the PM said.

The Prime Minister also urged workers to share videos highlighting the changing face of India. The country is witnessing historic and unprecedented progress over the last few years, he told the BJP workers.

Modi said every village in India has now electricity, schools and toilets while the country has become the largest manufacturer of mobile phones. It has also become the fastest growing economy and fastest growing aviation market with more people flying than travelling in AC trains.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 13:30 IST