Modi calls for debate on intra-party democracy, targets Congress

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PM Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed mediapersons in annual 'Diwali Mangal Milan Samaroh'- the media outreach programme- at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters. BJP National President Amit Shah was present in the function.

At the outset, PM Modi recalled the days when he used to regularly interact with media persons while working at the BJP headquarters.

PM Narendra Modi, said,"Democracy in political parties is something that the country is adapting to. We need to have transparency in the recruitment that political parties do."

"The nation has seen the positive role played by the media in making the Swachh Bharat Mission a success," he said.

"You (the media) show us (the politicians) what we need to focus on. There are so many different types of media nowadays. Coming here, among you brings back memories when I was working in the Party HQ and spent time with many of you. Nowadays, though, you complain that we do not get to sit and chat like we used to. The times have changed and that has created a crunch for us to interact with each other," said the PM.

PM Modi speaking at the function

PM Modi speaking at the function

"It feels nice to meet my friends from the media without their cameras, papers and pens. We have a long association with each other and there is an understanding with which we all work for the country," says PM Narendra Modi. Courtesy: @BJP4India

 BJP chief at Diwali Milan Samaroh

BJP chief at Diwali Milan Samaroh

"The BJP and India has faced many struggles but we have weathered all storms," says BJP President Amit Shah.

PM's interaction with media

PM's interaction with media

PM Narendra Modi is meeting journalists and interacting with them at the BJP HQ. Courtesy: ANI news

Group photo with media persons

Group photo with media persons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah pose for a group photo with journalists. Courtesy: ANI news

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