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Modi calling! Bhag Piyush Bhag

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's photograph of rushing to Parliament to field questions from members went viral on Twitter, with users praising him.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's photograph of rushing to Parliament to field questions from members went viral on Twitter, with users praising him.

This comes amidst reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unhappy with the low attendance and absenteeism evident in the Question Hour in Parliament.

PM Modi has, in the past, flagged the absent ministers in both Houses of Parliament. This photo of Piyush Goyal first went viral on Twitter,with several people praising him for taking his job seriously.

While some pointed out that there was nothing unusual about this since being present on time during Question Hour is his job, a few pointed out that no one's ever seen a Cabinet minister running before!

A Twitter user posted the picture and captioned it: @PiyushGoyal ji running to attend question hour on time after the cabinet meeting."

The post got 265 retweets and 998 likes. A user replied: "Modi leadership...All dedicated servants only. No space for power- and status- seeking greedy politicians". Another post read: "Dedication! Great leader, sir."

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu pulled up MPs of both Houses for their low attendance in parliamentary standing committees' meetings and urged the leaders of all political parties to ensure "quantitative and qualitative functioning" of these panels.

After holding a meeting with chairpersons of these panels in the morning, Naidu said only 18 members each from both houses of Parliament attended eight Rajya Sabha committees' meetings since being reconstituted in September this year.

Sharing concern about the functioning of these committees in the Upper House, Naidu said: "I expect the number of members of this House with full attendance in the meetings of the committees to rise."

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