Arjun Ram Meghwal
Union Minister, GoI
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is known to follow the protocols and strictly abide by the rules. His dedication towards a disciplined lifestyle is exemplary. Union Minister Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal recalls one such incident from the year 2018 when the election for deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha was in process.
It is a protocol that if PM is the member of Rajya Sabha, he will take part in the election proceedings. But if PM is the member of Lok Sabha, then he will have to wait till the election is over. After the election, PM can enter the house and say a few words about the newly elected deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
During the process of the election Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal was supposed to bring the prime minister to the House. When Meghwal went to PM’s office, PM Shri Modi asked him about the proceedings of election and inform him when the process is over.So, when the election was almost getting over, Shri Meghwal asked PM Shri Modi to come along with him to Rajya Sabha. While both were crossing the lobby, someone informed that the election process is still on. PM Shri Modi decided to wait in the lobby itself.
When the security persons saw the PM sitting in the lobby, they requested him to get inside the house. But PM refused and asked him to clarify if a member of Lok Sabha can enter Rajya Sabha while election is on. The security persons then informed him that rules say he can enter the house only if the Chair allows him to enter. Shri Modi on this replied that he will not break the rules of the House in any case.
Shri Meghwal narrates that Shri Modi’s strict behaviour to follow the protocol won the hearts of all the people who were present in the lobby.