BJP general secretary Ram Madhav. (File Photo)
Mumbai: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said his party has proved that political parties can be run on the basis of values and performance.
He was speaking at the inauguration of a three-day- long orientation-cum-leadership development programme at Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) at Uttan near Bhayandar in Thane district. The training programme is being attended by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and 41 BJP MLAs from his state.
RMP, an RSS-affiliated independent research and training institute, is conducting this training programme, which will have sessions on topics like understanding the roles and responsibilities of an MLA. BJP vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and Madhav inaugurated the programme.
Addressing the lawmakers from the north-eastern state, Madhav said, "You may be quite good popularity-wise, but you should also be as good in terms of performance...BJP is not only a party but a way of life and political culture."
"We are one of the 1,600 odd registered parties and we are a party with a difference. We have proved that parties can be run on the basis of values and performance," Madhav said.
He said India was marching ahead to become a superpower as the country was being led by the "most-honest prime minister".
"Our PM Narendra Modi is not just a non-corrupt leader, but more importantly, he is just incorruptible," the Madhav added.
Sahasrabuddhe said the BJP has the "copyright" of the politics of "values and performance".
He said while being a popularly elected representative was one thing, being an effective representative was different.
"Politics and principles should go hand in hand. MLAs here present should have a blueprint about the growth of their constituencies for five years," he said.
On the occasion, Khandu expressed hope that the MLAs would gain a lot of insights on various fronts in the next three days here.
"I had made a promise during my poll campaign that I will train my MLAs so that they can perform well in the five crucial years. After the training session ends, a report card of the all the MLAs will be prepared," he said.
Khandu also said that he held talks with a few Bollywood filmmakers and two of them have agreed to shoot their films in his state.
The BJP, led by Khandu, won 41 seats in the 60-member Assembly, in the elections held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections in the northeastern state bordering China.