PM Modi puts BJP lawmakers on a neo mission – Eradicate Leprosy

New Delhi, :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the BJP lawmakers to rededicate themselves to social service in a mission mode and said that it is high time all stake holders work sincerely to eradicate leprosy in the country.
“Prime Minister Modiji today gave a clarion call to BJP MPs at the weekly meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party to work on mission mode and in groups to eradicate leprosy,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi later told reporters.
Mr Joshi said Prime MInister gave the example of Mahatma Gandhi who had once on invited to ‘inaugurate’ a leprosy hospital had said, “I would like to come put the shutters down of that hospital”.
“That was Gandhiji’s thought. He strongly believed that India should be leprosy free and therefore this can be our mission,” Mr Modi reportedly told his party colleagues.
“This he (Prime Minister) said can be done in addition to the parliamentary job of elected MPs,” a party source said.
Sources further said the meeting also focused on the water crisis in the country and Prime Minister in this context maintained that the lawmakers from the saffron outfit can “sit with officials in their constituencies” and try to work towards resolving these problems.
The Prime Minister also urged lawmakers to work in mission mode to work in the field to eradicate other diseases such as tuberculosis, sources said.


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