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BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to be held today

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 July 2017, 10:54 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board meeting is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. on 26 July.

The meeting will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and other members of the board.

In yesterday's meeting, Prime Minister Modi once again cracked a whip on BJP MPs with regard to their attendance in the Parliament.

While addressing the BJP Parliamentary meeting, Prime Minister Modi said that he is still not satisfied with the attendance percentage of BJP MPs and that there is an urgent need to overcome the flaw.

The Prime Minister especially underlined the absence of BJP MPs in the Rajya Sabha, sources state.

The Prime Minister also took the occasion to discuss the celebration plans of the 70th Independence Day.

"Our Prime Minister said that this year there will be nationwide celebrations from starting from 9 August till 15 August.  After which for 15 days a sankalp yatra will be conducted throughout the nation, pledging development of nation and every individual," Parliamentary Affair Minister Ananth Kumar told Media.

The Prime Minister also showed dissatisfaction regarding the Presidential elections voting, after votes of a large number of MPs and MLAs were cancelled.

At least 77 votes were cancelled of which 21 are MPs.

The Prime Minister said that in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting a day before the election, it was explained in detail through a TV monitor how to cast votes.

Despite this, votes of several MPs and MLAs were cancelled.

Prime Minister Modi further said that such MPs did not meet the expectations of the people of the area who selected them. 


First published: 26 July 2017, 10:54 IST