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‘Opposition not letting Parliament run, expose them’: PM Modi tells BJP MPs

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Targeting the opposition parties for creating ruckus in the Parliament over the Pegasus spyware issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to expose them as they have been disrupting the proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament.

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“The government is ready for a discussion but opposition is not,” PM Modi said.

Since the commencement of the monsoon session last week, the functioning of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha has been disrupted by the ruckus over the issue.

The Congress party has demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the issue.

The development came after the names of several opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, activists and 40 Indian journalists appeared on the leaked list of potential targets for surveillance by an unidentified agency using Pegasus spyware, according to reports published in a leading news portal.

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Organise programmes in every village to mark 75 years of Independence

The PM also asked BJP MPs to mark 75 years of Independence by organising programmes in every village of their constituencies, minister of state for parliamentary affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said.

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi said the 75th anniversary celebrations of Independence should not merely be a government programme, but it should be a people’s movement with people’s participation, Meghwal told reporters after the meeting.

He asked the BJP MPs to form a team of two party workers in each assembly segment, which will organise the programmes and seek suggestions and ideas from people on how they envisage India in 2047, when the country will complete 100 years of independence.

The Prime Minister told the MPs that these teams of two BJP workers will visit 75 villages in each assembly constituency and spend 75 hours in each constituency, Meghwal said.

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The 75 years of Independence can also be celebrated by organising local sports events and cleanliness drives, Modi said.

He also emphasised on the digital literacy of people in rural India so that they can avail maximum benefits of the government welfare schemes, the minister said.

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