Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned Union ministers against skipping their roster duties in Parliament and said that he should be given names of all absentee ministers the same evening, sources said.
PTI had reported Modi’s displeasure over the issue of absence of ministers came at a BJP’s parliamentary party meeting, where he has in the past often pulled up MPs for absenteeism when it is in session. This is the second time in the month, Modi has expressed unhappiness over the issue of absence of lawmakers in Parliament.
Opposition members have at times raised the issue of absence of ministers. BJP sources said there have been instances when Cabinet ministers or their deputies scheduled to be present in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha were absent.
Asking ministers to stick to their roster duties, Modi said they should carry out their work as assigned. And that he should be given details of all the Union ministers who did not attend Parliament despite being asked to be present for the session same evening, sources said.