On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi organized a meeting with women MPs of the BJP over breakfast at his residence. There he said that all women MPs should focus on health, sanitation as well as eradicating malnutrition. According to sources, more than 30 MPs attended the meeting. It has been reported that they all spoke at length and shared their views on several issues with their prime minister.
One of the women who attended the interaction stated that PM Modi listened to them patiently and also said that every woman MP is an institution in herself. Further, PM Modi praised women and said that women have excellent soft skills that can help them connect effectively with the public.
The sources added that PM Modi advised the women MPs of his party to focus on health and to eradicate malnutrition among children.
In a series of meetings with a cross-section of parliamentarians from the party, Friday’s meeting was the fifth one. Sources said that the lawmakers are divided into seven groups. They mentioned later that PM Modi has already met party parliamentarians belonging to the OBC, ST, and SC categories, young MPs and those who were ministers once.
Regarding such actions, a BJP leader said that all these five meetings are planned with the aim that BJP MPs from both the houses get an opportunity to directly interact with the prime minister to guidance from him on several issues, especially related to Parliament. And, party insiders said that these meetings are in the category of introductory meetings.
In PM Modi’s recent meeting with young MPs, the Prime Minister said that they should involve themselves in doing social work because people appreciate that more than hard-core politics.
The BJP president and now also the Home Minister, Amit Shah, and Pralhad Joshi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, are the only Union ministers who are part of these meetings. The working president of the party, JP Nadda, also attends all meetings.
PM Modi also met MPs from various states in every session of Parliament, during the previous and 16th Lok Sabha, where he spoke to them about the government’s agenda. There are around 78 women MPs in newly elected 17th Lok Sabha, which is the highest since independence. And, out of them, 41 are from the BJP.