Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday warned his party leaders of “changes” beyond their control if they continue to skip Parliamentary proceedings.
In a strong warning, the Prime Minister – who has repeatedly advised his party MPs and ministers to be disciplined, punctual and not speak out of turn – chided BJP leaders for behaving “like children”.
“Please be regular in attending Parliament and meetings. It is not good for me to continuously stress about this (and treat you) like children. If you don’t change yourself, there will be changes in due course,” the Prime Minister said at a meeting of the BJP’s parliamentary party in Delhi today.
Senior ministers, including Home Minister Amit Shah, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi were present.
The BJP’s National President, JP Nadda, was also present.
The Prime Minister’s words of warning come as the BJP faces furious opposition in the ongoing winter session of Parliament, with the ruling party cornered on a variety of issues, including 14 civilian deaths after the botched Army op in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday.
Parliament’s winter session began November 29 and will continue till December 23, but both Houses have witnessed repeated adjournments so far.