Modi Goes Missing On BJP Website's MPs List
LUCKNOW: Social media and internet interface may be the buzz words for Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the BJP seems to be caught up in some embarrassing time warp. Its official website's parliamentary sections have no mention of Modi being an MP.
While there is nothing wrong with the home page - www.bjp.org - the problem lies in the list of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members.
Indeed, if this list is to be believed, Modi is not even an MP while deceased leaders like Gopinath Munde and Dilip Singh Judeo represent the party in the Lok Sabha.
A beaming picture of Vidisha MP and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj greets you on the Lok Sabha page - www.bjpinloksabha.com/index.php - as the leader of opposition!
The situation is no better on the Rajya Sabha page (bjpinrajyasabha.org) where now Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is listed as a mere MP.
Both sites are linked to the BJP's official website.
In the Lok Sabha page, Lalji Tandon is described as the Lucknow MP although the Uttar Pradesh capital is now represented in the Lok Sabha by BJP president Rajnath Singh.
Dilip Singh Judeo, elected to the last Lok Sabha from Bilaspur in Madhya Pradesh and who died in August 2013, figures as a party MP.
Modi's cabinet colleague Gopinath Munde, who died in a car crash, still figures as the MP from Beed in Maharashtra.