Keeping up with its pro-poor pitch, BJP said the government's overall policy has been driven by its concerns for the poor and asked its parliamentarians to project Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ‘messiah of the poor’ among the masses. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu asked party MPs at the parliamentary party meeting to take to the common man the government's achievements and its vision as enunciated in President Pranab Mukherjee's address to Parliament.
With Modi and top party leaders on the dais, he underlined that the Budget and the government's overall policy has been driven by its concerns for the poor and weaker sections of the society and said, ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the messiah of the poor. You should take this message to every household’.
After the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar also expressed satisfaction over the functioning of Parliament as both House yesterday functioned with the Lok Sabha devoting over 9 hours to the debate on the President's Address. He expressed confidence that three bills, related to payment of wages, enemy properties and demonetisation, will be passed in Parliament as he noted that they are meant to replace ordinances issued by the government.