New Delhi, Aug 20: Unhappy over the tendency of some ministers, preferring five-star hotels over government accommodation, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly cautioned his ministers. A report claims that the order was read out by the PM on Wednesday after the Cabinet meeting. Apart from asking the ministers to stick to government accommodation while on duty, Modi also directed them to avoid availing any any benefit from public sector undertakings attached to their ministries. Also Read - Save Bihar From 'Jungle Raj': PM Modi Slams Lalu's RJD at Darbhanga Rally
As per sources close to TOI, the PM also expressed unhappiness over reports of some of his ministers using vehicles from public sector undertakings under their ministries. Claiming that such an act won’t be tolerated, Modi directed his ministers to avoid misusing vehicles of PSUs. Also Read - Don't Forget Masks, Do Gaj Ki Doori: PM Modi Urges Bihar Voters to Ensure Safety
Following the orders by the PM, several ministers have instructed their staff to ensure that no vehicle form PSUs is included for their personal use while ordering that no ‘perks’ given by the PSUs, should not be also entertained. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Gear up For Another Face-off in Darbhanga
The move comes as the NDA prepares for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
In a similar incident, earlier on August 10, while addressing the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting, Modi had reportedly warned BJP MPs who don’t attend Parliament that they may not get to contest the next Lok Sabha polls if they persist with the habit. The PM told the meeting that the party was bigger than any individual and asked why MPs should be reminded about the need to attend Parliament. “What are you and me? The party is everything…You do what you want to, I will see in 2019,” Modi was quoted as saying.
(With inputs from IANS)