BJP celebrates 38th foundation day

Speaking to reporters in the Parliament premises after the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said that during the meeting, Mr Modi said that the Congress party was indulging in divisive politics. "The day the poor gets roti, kapda, makaan (food, clothing and shelter), that is when we will know we have achieved something".

"People have taken us to this level and now we have to live for them", he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the party Karyakartas today on the occasion of BJP's Sthapana Diwas.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday likened the coming together of opposition parties to take on the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a group of animals scrambling together to escape a rising tide, leading to criticism from opposition parties that he had "dragged political discourse to a new low".

On the Parliament session being washed out, Shah said, "We were ready to address all issues in the Parliament". "For New India, we need research, and technology". They are the heart and soul of the party, whose sweat has taken the party to new heights. I would like tell Pawar Saheb, we serve to people what we drink. The Opposition parties are appealing to one another to come together to fight the elections. Fadnavis stressed that the BJP had the maximum number of SC and ST MPs as well as legislators in Maharashtra and other states where it was ruling.

During his address, Shah appeared to offer an olive branch to the Shiv Sena in the face of changing dynamics in the state and said that it was the BJP's "heartiest wish that the Sena stays with us".

While the party celebrates its foundation day every year, the celebrations this year were of a much larger scale, to put up a show of strength ahead of the 2019 elections. The roads towards and from the Mumbai airport roads were jammed on Thursday as heavy entourage of the political leader had reached the city.

Mumbai: Congress' Maharashtra unit chief Ashok Chavan on Friday called the BJP's rally to mark its 38th Foundation Day as celebrations of a party that had failed on all fronts.

The BJP, which was long considered a "Brahmin-Baniya" party, made a Dalit India's president when it got its first chance to elect a person of its choice for the top constitutional position. We have a team of 25 youths comprising women, dalits, OBCs and adivasis for manning each booth in the state.

Nirupam said the CM is struggling to answer questions regarding the rat killing scam or the tea scam, while Chavan said that before the BJP demands an account of the four generations of Congress rule from Rahul Gandhi, they must remember that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru spent 10 years in jail during the freedom struggle, and Indira Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi sacrificed their lives for the country.

  • Jon Douglas