"Don't touch my feet" Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his party MPs in his first address to the BJP parliamentary party after the oath-taking in Lok Sabha.
He conveyed his discomfiture on people touching his feet in several ways, sources said. In his 20-minute speech in the central hall of Parliament on Friday morning, he gave advice, guidance and directive.
Modi, himself a first-time member of the Lok Sabha, reminded the MPs that the BJP, which in the Opposition often created a furore over issues, was now in the treasury benches. He said it had the responsibility of running Parliament.
Senior BJP patriarch LK Advani recalled how the party had grown from just three MPs to 282. He told the MPs that the party was now in a strong position in the House and asked them to consolidate on the gains.
BJP President and Home Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed the new party members and asked them to work hard to address the concerns of the people.