New Delhi, Jan 7: Highlighting the need for electoral reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will play an active role regarding bringing in transparency in political funding.
Addressing the Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) two-day National Executive meeting, Modi also called upon party workers to reach out to the people at the grassroots with information about the central government’s various “pro-poor” schemes.
“An important thing that the Prime Minister talked in the meeting was the need to bring in transparency in the political process. When the country is embracing a culture of transparency, there is also a need for transparency in the funding of political parties,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said briefing the media about Modi’s address.
“He talked at lengths about political funding and said the BJP will play an important role in ensuring there is transparency in funding received by political parties,” said Prasad.
Modi asserted that his government is committed to improving the quality of life of the poor.
“Modi said that poor and poverty were not a medium for the BJP to win polls and said the government will work towards empowering the poor,” Modi added.
“The Prime Minister told party workers that more is the effort at booth level, better is the result of the polls,” added Prasad.
Earlier in BJP meet, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that demonetization as a “historic” and “bold” move towards the welfare of the poor, while serving as crippling blow to terror, fake currency note racket, and insurgency.
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that same as Jaitley adding that demonetization move “could only be taken by a visionary leadership”.