New Delhi, March 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told Bharatiya Janata Party MPs to be more active on social media and have at least 3 lakh followers on their official Twitter accounts. During BJP’s Parliamentary meeting, the MPs were also asked to reach out to the people to expose the lies of the opposition parties which have stalled the Parliament for three weeks over  slew of issues.

“Use technology optimally and let people know about the reality. The message should reach the common people about the desperate opposition resorting to canards and lies against the government,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters quoting the PM.

The importance of social media was especially highlighted and a presentation was also shown to help MPs understand why connecting with voters online was a necessary aspect of contemporary democracies.  The MPs were reportedly told to aware people in their constituencies of all the govt achievement since 2014.

During the three-hour meeting, it was also noted that 43 BJP MPs do not have a Facebook account and that among those who do, 77 are not verified on the social media platform.

Party president Amit Shah also spoke to the lawmakers and said it is crucial for them (MPs) to hold press conferences in their constituencies.

Apart from that, BJP chief Amit Shah also spoke on the occasion and said it is crucial for MPs to hold press conferences in their constituencies and tell people why the ongoing session of Parliament has seen continues disruptions.

“Amit ji said all MPs of the party must visit their respective constituencies on this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and explain to people through programmes and press conferences that who is disrupting Parliament session and why are they doing it,” said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.