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India PM Modi advises new lawmakers on body language

Published on Jun 28, 2014 7:52 PM
 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on his arrival for the first session of India's newly elected parliament in New Delhi on June 4, 2014. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, June 28, 2014, offered guidelines on public conduct to first-time MPs of his right-wing party, including tips on body language, at a workshop near Delhi. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday offered guidelines on public conduct to first-time MPs of his right-wing party, including tips on body language, at a workshop near Delhi.

During a speech in a closed-door training session Modi advised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers to cultivate their knowledge in an area of their choice and focus on the substance of their parliamentary speeches.

"Remember, people are observing your performance in the house but even outside," Modi, who became PM a month ago, told the 170 MPs attending the two-day session, according to a BJP statement.

"Our transition from opposition to treasury is not limited to moving few feet to the other side," the statement quoted him as saying.

 
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