Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his government’s fight against terrorism will continue even as he underlined that his resolve to fight corruption was “uncompromising” and that no one will be spared.
In his valedictory remarks at the BJP’s national executive meeting here, Mr Modi said his “battle against it (corruption) is uncompromising. No one will be spared. I have no relatives”.
At the BJP’s “extended” national executive meet, the Prime Minister also spoke about the political dominance of the BJP in the country with 13 chief ministers, six deputy chief ministers, 60 Union ministers, 233 state ministers, over 1,387 legislative assembly members and 364 MPs. This, he said, reflects the trust reposed in the party by voters and their expectations from its leaders.
Speaking to the party’s 2,000 leaders, including MPs, MLAs and MLCs, Mr Modi asked BJP leaders to take the party beyond elections and make it an instrument of mass participation to improve the quality of people’s lives. He also asked the party cadre to reach out to each and every village to connect voters with the government.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who briefed the media on the Prime Minister’s speech, said, “BJP is the most prominent political party in the country. The Prime Minister said that contesting election is just one of the several responsibilities of a political party and we should use this opportunity to ensure that democracy goes beyond the elections.”