PM Modi Seeks Healthy Media Debate On Democracy In Political Parties

| October 28 , 2017 , 14:06 IST

Continuing the annual tradition of greeting the media during a post-Diwali function, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the press at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in Delhi. Ever since coming into power in 2014, BJP has not missed the interaction even once.

While addressing the issue of media interaction, Modi justified, “Nowadays, you complain that we do not get to sit and chat like we used to...there was also a time earlier when I used to speak to you but could not find you...Times have changed and that has created a crunch for us to interact with each other.”

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Further adding about Politicians’ relation with media, he said, “It is nice to meet my friends from the media without their cameras, papers, and pens. We have a long association with each other and there is an understanding with which we all work for the country.”

In the past three years, NDA government has come up with many schemes and programmes to contribute to the national development and media has supported the same whenever possible. Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was only able to leave such a huge impact on people due to media’s support.

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Modi applauded their contribution and said, “In the past few days, all newspapers have been filled with the criticism of the government. But the focus on the cleanliness movement by the media is praiseworthy. Everyone has wholeheartedly supported the movement.

Experience plays an important role in agenda setting while keeping national service in mind. Supporting the idea, he said, “Democracy in political parties is a subject more people should know more about. We need to have transparency in the recruitment that political parties do.”

BJP President Amit Shah along with the Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani were also seen attending the Deepawali Mangal Milan Samaroh where Modi addressed the media.