Modi asks BJP MPs from UP to focus on development

New Delhi, March 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh to refrain from pressurising state officials and also asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.

Modi's remarks came during his meeting with parliamentarians from the state at his official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg here.

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah also attended the meeting.

"Prime Minister suggested us to refrain from transfer and posting of officials. This causes unnecessary pressure on state government," a BJP pariamentarian who was present in the meeting told IANS on the condition of anonymity.

The BJP leader said that the Prime Minister also asked the MPs to focus on development of their region.

"The mandate is for development. We have to focus on development only. Good governance is mantra of development," the BJP leader quoted Modi as saying.

The BJP won 312 seats in the just concluded elections to the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly. The party has promised all round development in the state.