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Don’t touch my feet, Modi tells MPs

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:43 am    Post subject: Don’t touch my feet, Modi tells MPs Reply with quote

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Gestures perceived as sycophancy must be discontinued, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the newly elected MPs of the BJP, asking them to desist from practices such as touching the feet of senior leaders and offering to carry their bags.

Sources told The Hindu that Mr. Modi encouraged the MPs to focus their attention on the tasks cut out for them and let their work do the talking. He told them to do extensive research before talking, whether in Parliament or outside.

“He was very warm while interacting with the MPs, but his instructions were clear; he did not want anyone to touch his feet,” said a party functionary.

The Prime Minister’s diktat was “Deliver”. He has already instructed all Ministers to chart a course of action for the first 100 days.

He cautioned party members against complacency, and said the momentum that had been built should not be allowed to fizzle out. He asked them to keep their ear to the ground and maintain decorum in Parliament.

Addressing the meeting, BJP patriarch L.K. Advani asked the MPs to continue to work for the welfare of the common people and to consolidate on the gains. BJP president and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed the new members.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far he seems to be running things like a COO......on right track.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This whole 'charan choona' nonsense needs to go from the Indian culture. Respect has to be shown through deeds, and not through symbolic gestures.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brains of thousands of chamchas and chamchis in Indian politics just exploded.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of talking from Modi.

Time to walk it through now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely stupid - this whole touching the feet thing - and I'm glad someone has the sense to call it the BS it has become.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the years, it has been proven that netas touch the feet of a party leader, not because they have any respect for him/her. It is only to do with getting their selfish needs fulfilled.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at all the reality shows on TV (well - my wife and daughter are fans, and I'm forced to watch if I'm home at that time Smile) - all contestants happily touch the feet of the so-called-expert-judges. Now I wouldn't mind a hug with Madhuri Dixit, but touching the feet of some the jokers there - horrible...
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