PM Modi warns BJP leaders, says don't give masala to media
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked BJP leaders to keep control on their 'irresponsible' statements, saying such comments put negative impact on their image as well as of the party.
During an interaction with the party's lawmakers via his mobile application NaMo, he reminded that their responsibility has gone up with more people adding their support to BJP.
"We commit mistakes and give masala to media. The moment we see a cameraperson, we jump to make a statement as if we are great social scientists or intellectuals. So this half-baked stuff is picked up. Then these ill-informed statements are used by media and the party’s image takes a beating. It is not the media’s fault," Modi said.
"If everyone starts giving opinions, then the main issue gets affected and harms the party and personal image specific people have been appointed to reply on those issues." He added.
At BJP's all-inclusive meeting on Sunday, the PM also reminded his [arty colleagues of the support the BJP had received from backward sections of the society.
He said that the maximum number of elected lawmakers from OBC, Dalit and tribal communities and asserted that its reach was no longer confined to a particular class, urban centres or north India.