Modi ki paathshala: As it happened on Day 1

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 16:40

Zee Media Bureau

  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is taking next session of Abhyas Varg in Surajkund, Haryana.
  • BJP Training Cell National Convenor, Alok Kumar, welcomes the dignitaries.
  • It`s Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar turn to address BJP MPs.
  • Naidu urges BJP MPs to understand the contemporary political climate and appreciate the huge burden of people’s expectations.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu takes next session of Abhyas Varg of newly-elected BJP MPs.
  • Rajnath Singh lauds the efforts of party’s training cell as well as parliamentary wing and expressed confidence that such efforts alone one can make this largest democracy in the world into also the finest democracy.
  • The press release adds that Home Minister Rajnath Singh urged first-time BJP MPs to ensure orderly and disciplined conduct in the House.
  • A press release by BJP says PM Modi urged first-time BJP MPs to develop a sense of mission towards their duties and select at least one subject for self-study. He also observes: "Lack of training in political establishments is a serious lacunae but unfortunately, many outside politics take efforts for human resources development very lightly and sometimes even try to ridicule such efforts”.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves the venue after delivering around 30-minute-long inaugural address.
  • The PM cautions MPs from speaking out of turn in media.
  • We are a family and all are working for a common goal. Try to make new friends, learn from each other and develop a new collectivism, says Modi.
  • Change the mindset of being in the Opposition. Our transition from Opposition to treasury is not limited to moving a few feet to the other side. This is a significant transition and we must try to appreciate the meaning of this, Modi tells new BJP MPs.
  • To be a member of Parliament is an important thing and one must look at it seriously. Remember, people are observing your performance in the House and even outside, says Modi.
  • Modi tells BJP MPs that all of them should prepare a roadmap for next six months.
  • Stay away from corruption and dynasty politics, tells Modi.
  • Concentrate more on your work than engaging in blamegame, Modi tells first-time MPs.
  • Instructing them to keep good conduct inside and outside Parliament, the PM further tells MPs to take good care of their constituencies.
  • After grabbing a massive Lok Sabha victory, Modi now tells MPs to defeat Congress in Legislative Assembly elections.
  • The PM urges MPs to refrain from giving any chance to the Opposition to malign the government.
  • According to sources, the PM tells BJP MPs to keep up good image of the government amongst people.
  • The PM begins inaugural address.
  • PM Modi inaugurates the orientation camp.
  • PM Modi will be the first speaker at the event and Advani the last.
  • Local BJP leaders welcome Narendra Modi at Surajkund.
  • PM Modi arrives at the hotel, where two-day orientation programme is set to begin.
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party will on Saturday conduct an orientation programme for the newly-elected MPs at a hotel here, a township near New Delhi.

    The programme at Hotel Raj Hans is scheduled to conclude on Sunday.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, party veteran LK Advani, and other top leaders will give lectures to the MPs on enhancing their Parliamentary and public conduct.

    Modi, who himself is a first-timer member of the Lok Sabha, will deliver the inaugural address.
    He, along with Rajnath Singh, will also try and inspire the new legislators to emulate best practices, a news agency quoted party sources as saying.

    After winning massive public mandate, it`s time for BJP to meet the expectations of voters. This will be taught to them by Union minister Venkaiah Naidu.

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will apprise the attendees of their rights and duties as parliamentarians.

    Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will teach them about etiquette in Parliament. Power Minister Piyush Goyal will instruct them on how to use social media responsibly and effectively.

    LK Advani will be the final speaker at the workshop, which will be dismissed at 4 pm on Sunday.

    The first-time MPs will also be told on how to spend their MPLAD fund in the best public interest. Party leaders say the workshop will impart training to them on how to put good questions in Parliament and what kind of urgent public matters to raise during Zero Hour debates in both the Houses.

    The workshop will also stress upon them to improve their attendance in Parliament and strengthen their skills by reflecting on problems of their constituencies and mitigate public suffering by helping to find solutions for them.

    The MPs will also be given some lessons on their public conduct.

    The workshop comes ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament starting July 07.

    Around 180 newly-elected BJP MPs, including 162 from the Lok Sabha and 18 from Rajya Sabha will attend the training workshop which will give them tips on improving their performance as an MP as well as on their conduct.

    There are around 40 MPs from among the SCs/STs while another 30 are women first-time members.

    All the arrangements have been made for the accommodation of the MPs at the hotel where the workshop will be conducted and at the nearby hotels.



  • First Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 08:05

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