Prime Minister Office will take greater care to decide on the candidates and the questions for the PM’s interactions from now on, say reports.
In a recent live interaction programme with the Bhartiya Janata Party workers at Puducherry, the party faced embarrassment after a worker from the gathering, Nirmal Kumar Jain, asked the PM about the government’s policy of imposing more taxes on the middle-class section. Prime Narendra Modi, replied hesitantly by saying that they are focused on working for the common man. He further said that the question was asked by Kumar as he is a trader and hence it is natural for him to ask that.
The PM had ended the conference saying, “Puducherry ko Wanakkam”.
The interaction that took place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and karyakartas of the party is part of the ‘My booth is a strong booth’ initiative by the PM himself. The aim of the initiative is to connect the party workers on the ground from across the country.
Kumar asks the question at 14:30 in the streamed video of the Puducherry event.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 19, 2018
From now on it is believed that whosoever wants to ask questions to Narendra Modi will have a shoot a video in advance and forward it two days before the programme.
The programme takes place every Sunday.
Reports in the media said that 500 to 1000 questions are received on every interaction per constituency.
The answer-seekers will have to fill a form, adding their details and the questions they aim to ask.