Don't give 'masala' to media: PM Modi asks BJP motormouths to keep quiet
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again cautioned the BJP motormouths to keep quiet and not get carried away while making statements on "relevant issues".
He said that it should be left to the party spokesperson to comment on issues.
PM Modi was addressing BJP MPs and MLAs across India via video conferencing through the 'Narendra Modi App' on Sunday.
"Sometimes our workers blame the media. But have we ever thought that we provide 'masala' to media through our own mistakes? Whatever be the issue, we start speaking, as soon as we spot a camera," Modi told his partymen.
"Media is doing their job and ours is to do our work," he said.
"They'll (media) obviously use parts of your sentences as per their convenience. It isn't media which is at fault. We'll have to control ourselves. Only they must give statements who've been given responsibility to do so," he added.
Modi's advice comes in the wake of increased outrages over the infamous Kathua and Unnao rape cases which have taken the country by a storm.
Last year, the prime minister had lectured his partymen on how and when to keep quiet.
“Every time I switch on television, I see a BJP leader making one or the other statement. You need lessons on keeping quiet,” a party functionary had quoted the PM as saying.