Learn from experience of predecessors; avoid unnecessary remarks: PM Modi to ministers | India News

Learn from experience of predecessors; avoid unnecessary remarks: PM Modi to ministers | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked his new ministers to meet their predecessors and learn from their experience, according to sources.
In a major revamp on Wednesday, PM Modi had dropped 12 ministers, including 6 of Cabinet rank, from his ministry and included 36 new faces.
Today, the PM held his first meeting with the newly constituted council of ministers and advised them to refrain from making unnecessary statements in the media.
He also asked them to reach office on time and channelise all their energy for ministerial work.
Speaking about the looming threat of Covid, PM Modi said there should be no space for carelessness or complacency.
According to sources, he told the ministers: “Over the past few days, we have all seen pictures and videos of crowded places and people roaming about without masks or social distancing. This is not a pleasant sight and it should instill a sense of fear in us.”
“PM said that with the Covid infection numbers being fewer than what they were in the recent months, people may want to venture out. However, everyone must remember that the threat of Covid-19 is far from over. Many other nations are seeing surges in infections. The virus is also mutating,” a source said.
Stating that India’s fight against Covid was underway with full vigour, the PM said “a single mistake would have far-reaching impacts and weaken the fight to overcome Covid-19.”
The PM expressed concern about persistently high number of Covid cases from Maharashtra and Kerala.
(With inputs from agencies)

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