Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked party MPs from Gujarat and Rajasthan to be prepared to face elections at any time. At a breakfast meeting with them, he said that they should be in `election mood’. It may be recalled that Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in Gujarat later this year in December, polls in Rajasthan are to be held early next year. However, there were speculations that BJP may prefer for early poll in Gujarat.
MPs from Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Daman & Diu too were invited to Friday’s breakfast. He asked them to continuously work on schemes announced by the state governments as well as the Centre. BJP chief Amit Shah too addressed the MPs. Also present were senior party MPs L K Advani, elected from Gujarat, and Ananth Kumar, parliamentary affairs minister.
Sources said Modi wants such breakfasts to be interactive sessions. Earlier, senior ministers had been given the responsibilities of meeting with MPs from various states and Modi too had attended most of those meetings, in which the MPs would usually discuss issues they faced in their constituencies.
The prime minister reportedly asked MPs how various schemes were getting implemented in their respective states. Most of the MPs, one of them said, reported only positives. The PM then suggested they could talk of shortcomings too, the MP said.