Let your work do the talking, pm Modi tells BJP leaders
On the second day of BJP national executive meeting here the PM Modi sent out a strong message to the party leaders to practice silence and not be complacent with the recent victories. Sources said that while addressing the party executives on Sunday including all 13 Chief Ministers of BJP ruled states, PM Modi said: "Microphone is not a machine that forces people to speak. When in power they should practice the art of silence."
He also said that the party workers should communicate with voters through their hard work. The Prime Minister also urged them to stay calm and focus on public welfare even after the recent election result in five states.
BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were also present at the meeting.
The statement by PM Modi came in the backdrop of the recent controversial statements by BJP leaders in different states.
Modi gave his party a new agenda - P2 and G2 — that stands for Pro-Poor and Good Governance, to envisage his vision of empowering the poor and taking India to the top echelons of developed nations by 2022, when India completes 75 years of Independence, Union minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters at a press conference after the speech. Modi gave the example of Mahatma Gandhi in this context, Gadkari said. "In all his speeches for 20 years from 1922 to 1942, Gandhi spoke of ridding India of British rule and it took that long for people to develop the thought that they achieve Independence from the British," the PM said.
Similarly, at present one has to imbibe the thought that the country has to be rid of poverty and India should be at the bottom of the table when it comes to the number of poor in the world.
Explaining his "long jump" theory, PM Modi told the party members that the government has achieved a great deal in three years, but it does not mean that the pace of development has to remain the same; in fact, it should be hastened so that it is like taking a long jump towards