Modi government is exloiting technology – Whatsup app – to keep the party MPs updated on party affairs. All the ruling BJP’s 323 members of Parliament have been added to a WhatsApp group set up today, where they will receive important information from the party.
The lawmakers WhatsApp activities will be administered by the BJP Parliamentary Party office. Modi has repeatedly made clear that complacency is not an option.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also briefed party lawmakers from Rajasthan about the report card that the BJP will prepare on their performance in Parliament to be used in selections for central cabinet and other nominated posts. He is expected to hold such meetings with other groups of MPs too. The PM wants them to effectively use social media to counter what he called propaganda by the opposition, sources said.
All BJP MPs advised to check boxes on attendance and participation in the House on report cards. They will be under scrutiny even when Parliament is not in session and “non-performers” will get pointed reminders.The BJP, which registered a landslide victory in the national elections has 280 MPs in the Lok Sabha, 160 of them first timers, and 43 in the Rajya Sabha. He has also mandated a new roster which places one minister at the BJP headquarters in Delhi every day to ensure that the party and the government are in sync on important matters.