Modi asks new tax officers to be people-centric, enhance tax base

Posted March 22, 2017

But coming to the Parliament is your foremost duty.

"Being present in the house is the basic responsibility of the members", a BJP leader at the meeting quoted Modi as saying.

The meeting also assumed significance as it was aimed at mapping out the path ahead for the party. "The prime minister said he could summon us any time by sending a chit. If MPs are not in Delhi during session, the PM said we should be available on phone and he should be able to reach us on phone anytime", a BJP MP said. The Prime Minister also tasked the MPs to popularise the achievements of the government, which will complete three years in the office on May 26.

Unhappy with the regular absentees, the PM said that the BJP MPs, who are frequently found to be seated at the Central Hall of Parliament or somewhere else, should ensure that they mark their attendance by attending the proceedings in both the Houses. "Now MPs too seem to have so much work that they do not have time to attend Parliament".

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As representatives of the people of their constituency, it is their job to attend the House proceedings, he said.

Mr Kumar said there will be a massive campaign to popularize the BHIM app among masses on 14th of April to mark the birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

The PM told MPs that the party's primary members, numbering over 11 crore according to its figures, should be asked to join panchayat and municipal-level meetings on April 6.

All MPs, ministers and party functionaries will participate in these meetings, Kumar told reporters.