PM Narendra Modi addressed media persons at the BJP’s annual Diwali Milan Samaroh for members of the press. The PM started off his speech on a nostalgic note, recalling the days when he used to regularly interact with media persons while working at the BJP headquarters.
He took-off the meeting saying, “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.”
He said that media is the guiding light to all the politicians on what we need to focus. He said that there so many media nowadays, coming here with 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.
He 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.”
Promoting the Swatch Bharat abhiyaan, PM Modi said, “You guys have adopted the mission of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and I am extremely grateful to the media for that.”
Here’s a recap of the event: