Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the entire family of BJP karyakartas, working across the length and breadth of the country, on the occasion of the party’s foundation day today. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi recalled the hard work of generations of BJP Karyakartas who built the party brick-by-brick with the endeavour to serve society. Expressing gratitude to the people, Mr Modi said, it is a matter of pride that people across India and across all sections of society have placed their trust in BJP. He said, BJP’s efforts to serve India, especially the poor and the marginalised, will continue with great vigour which is guided by the Mantra of Antyodaya.
BJP’s origins lie in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. After the Emergency in 1977, the Jana Sangh merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party. The Janata party dissolved in 1980 with the members of the erstwhile Jana Sangh reconvening to form the BJP.
The party has said, it is largest political party in the world with 112 million primary members. The Party is ruling in the Centre and 17 states, of which 13 are with party Chief Ministers and 4 with alliance partners.
Mr Modi visited the party headquarters in New Delhi this morning and paid floral tributes to party ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Party president Amit Shah, Union Ministers, party leaders also paid floral tributes to Pandit Upadhyaya.
Later speaking to media, Information and Broadcasting Minister and senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu said, BJP has come a long way in these 37 years. He said, from a nationalist party to national party BJP has become the common man’s party. Mr Naidu said, the initiative, schemes and programmes launched by the party has touched the last man in the row.