Mr Advani, who addressed newly-elected BJP MPs on the final day of a two-day workshop organised by the party for the newly elected BJP MPs at Surajkund, said please remember that the face and the voice of the government is not only the Prime Minister and members of his council of ministers.
‘’Each one of us represents the government, because we are now MPs of the ruling party. We should scrupulously stay away from any kind of misconduct or controversy. The more we succeed in this, the greater is the strength we impart to the Prime Minister and his government,’’ Mr Advani said in his valedictory address at an Orientation programme for first-time MPs of the BJP at Surajkund.
‘’From Day One, you should work towards becoming second-time MPs in order to bring BJP back in power again in 2019,’’ Mr Advani said.
‘’My first appeal to each of the first-time MPs is to be in close and regular touch with the party’s karyakartas and supporters in your respective constituencies. ‘’I want each of you to become second-time MPs in 2019. For this, it is necessary that you build a strong relationship with the party organisation, and the entire support base, in your state and in your constituencies,’’ the BJP leader said.
‘’Friends, the Parliament will begin its Budget session on July 7. The composition of the 16th Lok Sabha will be unlike anything that I have seen so far. The Congress party does not even have adequate MPs to have its leader recognised as the official Leader of the Opposition,’’ Mr Advani said.
‘’This places a new responsibility on BJP MPs ─ not only first time MPs but all our party MPs. Like never before, the focus of the media and the political observers will be on how our MPs perform ─ both inside and outside Parliament.