Modi’s ‘mantra’ to BJP workers in Varanasi: Check spread of fake information on social media platforms

By: | Updated: August 29, 2018 1:16 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made an appeal to the BJP workers in his home constituency of Varanasi to reach out to the people and tell them about the good work done by his government.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made an appeal to the BJP workers in his home constituency of Varanasi to reach out to the people and tell them about the good work done by his government. The PM said that he wants Varanasi to lead the country from the front and set an example in every field.

Speaking to party cadres and supporters in Varanasi via NaMo App, the PM said that the Swachh Bharat mission is not only about cleaning the surroundings but also cleaning one’s mind. Asked how the party workers could use social media to further the government’s vision and schemes, Modi asked them to help check the spread of fake information on social media platforms. He noted that people forward messages without checking the facts and realising how this could harm the society. He asked workers to use the social media platform as a tool to spread information about the schemes of the government.

“People at times overstep the bounds of decorum. They hear or see something false and forward it. They don’t notice that how much damage they are doing to society. Some people use such words that do not behove any decent society. They say or write anything about women,” he said while replying to a question.

“The issue is not about any political party or ideology. It is about 125 crore Indians and everybody should train themselves for never spreading dirt through the social media but share good things around them,” the PM said.

“Cleanliness project is also about mental cleanliness,” he added.

Modi also stressed on the need to create an atmosphere of positive news about the country and share information that strengthens the society as he lamented that a quarrel between two families in a ‘mohalla’ becomes a national news nowadays.

Calling for sharing videos highlighting the “changing face of India”, he said that the country is now witnessing “historic and unprecedented” progress.

He said that said every village in India has now electricity, schools and toilets while the country has become the largest manufacturer of mobile phones. He said that India has also become the fastest growing economy and fastest growing aviation market with more people flying than travelling in AC trains.

“These developments will fill every Indian with pride,” he said.

He also asked the workers to reach out to the people and help them register with the Election Commission. The PM said that everyone should be given the right to vote in the elections.

Speaking about the development work carried out by his government in Varanasi, he said that change is visible from roads to railways station to its airport and that it is committed to the holy city’s progress. He asked locals to work to ensure that visiting people of Indian origins during the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ during January 21-23 in 2019 witness the best of Indian culture.

The interaction between the PM and party workers comes a day after Modi and BJP president Amit Shah met BJP CMs in Delhi to discuss the strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. A presentation was given to all the CMs and Deputy CMs about the schemes of the central government. The CMs were asked to reach out to the beneficiaries of the government schemes and also spread awareness among the society about the benefits of the government-run schemes.

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