New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked BJP workers not to be diverted by "non-issues" raised from time to time by political detractors and instead focus on nation building by helping the poorer and weaker sections of people.
"Our government is doing a good job. And our party workers should not get diverted by non-issues and we should focus on our own agenda," he said at the concluding session of the two-day BJP national executive meet here.
Briefing reporters about the speech, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the prime minister in his address said: "We should not get ourselves embroiled in controversies surrounding non-issues."
Modi also hailed the Budget 2016-17 and said even small works as enunciated in the budget proposals such as keeping small shops and business outlets open for all seven days should be taken to the people by the BJP workers.
"I feel it is necessary that the BJP workers should focus on capacity building and contribute in empowering India," he said, calling on them to get involved more with the government's developmental works and projects like the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Beti Bachao, Beto Padao scheme.
The two-day meeting which ended on Sunday gave importance to the organisational issues and building a strategy for ensuring better performance of the party in view of the upcoming assembly elections in five states — West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala.
It was the first National Executive meet of BJP after Amit Shah took over as party president for the second term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged and praised the party workers for increasing the party membership to 11 crore members and ask them to continuously work towards the betterment of the party.
Other key points suggested by Narendra Modi to the party:
1. Importance of social media in communicating with people.
2. Important to have forward-thinking people in running the party.
3. Need to expand and strengthen the party in non-stronghold states.
4. Need for leaders to promote Governments' pro-poor schemes.
5. Important to put across party’s perspective in the right manner.