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PM Modi pulls up ministers, asks for list of absentees from Parliament duty

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 July 2019, 01:09 PM
PM Modi also counselled lawmakers to engage in social work. (File Photo: ANI)
PM Modi also counselled lawmakers to engage in social work. (File Photo: ANI)

Miffed over the absence of ministers from Parliament duty, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked for a list of absentees to be given to him every evening.

According to reports, PM Modi – who attended BJP's weekly parliamentary party meeting today - asked for a list of ministers who skipped their parliament duty despite being on the roster.

The prime minister also advised the BJP lawmakers to extend their scope of work beyond politics. He also counselled lawmakers to engage in social work.

"Work beyond the sphere of politics," BJP leaders who were present at the meeting said.

Modi, who has launched the Jal Abhiyan in the backdrop of the worst water crisis in the country, has also reportedly asked the lawmakers to sit with officials and lend an ear to the people's issues related to water shortage.

The Prime Minister also urged the lawmakers to work on war footing to tackle diseases such as Tuberculosis.

First Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 01:09 PM
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