Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged NDA MPs to prioritize local issues and engage with the people in their constituencies, including attending events like weddings, in preparation for the 2024 general elections. During a meeting with MPs from Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi emphasized the importance of going local and spending more time with the public.
He provided the NDA MPs with the mantra for victory in 2024, encouraging them to convince those who may be unhappy and spend ample time connecting with the public during the election campaign. He emphasized that the NDA is committed to “coalition dharma,” which focuses on sacrifice rather than selfishness, citing the example of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who chose to leave the coalition and join the opposition despite having fewer MLAs than the BJP.
The NDA, comprising 430 MPs, has been divided into 11 groups for individual meetings with PM Modi until August 10. The meetings aim to enhance cohesion and synergy within the alliance ahead of the upcoming elections. Notable leaders such as Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, and BJP chief JP Nadda are expected to participate in these discussions.
In the next round of meetings, 96 MPs from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep will take part. The Prime Minister’s call for focusing on local issues and engaging with the public is seen as a strategic move to strengthen the NDA’s position in the upcoming elections beyond just the Ram Mandir issue.