Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged BJP-ruled state chief ministers to focus on good governance and maintain ties with party workers.
Modi stressed the importance of remaining focused on good governance in order to ensure re-election during a four-and-a-half-hour marathon meeting of 12 Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, and Tripura. He also instructed them to ensure that welfare initiatives were properly implemented and that the benefits reached the intended recipients.
Modi instructed the Chief Ministers to maintain contact with party cadres and to ensure that legislators and party workers are in communication. According to sources, the Prime Minister received comments on the state of development in each of the states from each of the Chief Ministers. He patiently listened to the difficulties and challenges that diverse states faced. The Chief Ministers presented a report on the current status of things in their respective states, as well as the efforts taken to address difficulties.
Modi expressed concern about states that will hold elections next year and offered suggestions on how to improve the situation.