BJP Founding Day Updates: From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kohima, BJP has been strengthening the resolve of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ (One India, Great India), Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi said while addressing the party’s workers, MPs and MLAs on the occasion of its 42nd foundation day on Wednesday. In a barely-veiled dig at the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that family-led parties have never allowed the youth of the country to progress. “They have always been betrayed,” PM Modi said. “And today we should be proud that today BJP is the only party which is alerting the country of this problem.”
This year’s foundation day is important for three reasons, PM Modi said. “The first is that it coincides with the country’s 75th year of independence,” he explained. “The second reason is the rapidly changing global conditions, the changing global order,” he added. “The third reason is equally important. A few weeks ago, the double engine governments of the BJP have returned in four states.”
The party has several events planned through the week, concluding with the commemoration of Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14. Currently the largest political party in India, both in terms of representation in parliament, and in terms of party membership, the BJP has come a long way since its origins in the early 1980s.