Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addressing BJP workers on Tuesday on the occasion of the party’s 41st foundation day.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) means defeating dynasty-based politics
He said this while virtually addressing BJP workers (karyakartas) on the occasion of the party’s 41st foundation day.
On behalf of party workers, the PM paid homage to BJP’s late iconic leaders.
“On behalf of every BJP karyakartas, I pay homage to countless great personalities like Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee ji, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya ji, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, Kushabhau Thakre ji, Rajmata Scindia ji,” the PM said.
He also saluted the senior party leaders who have shaped and developed the party.
“We have also been receiving the blessings of our seniors like Advani ji, Murali Manohar Joshi ji, who shaped the party and extended the party. I salute every such senior person who has dedicated his life to the party,” he added.
PM Modi also mentioned about scrapping of Article 370 in erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir while talking about BJP’s mantra.
“Our mantra has been ‘Vyakti Se Bada Dal Aur Dal Se Bada Desh’ (party bigger than person and country bigger than party). This tradition continues to this day. We fulfilled Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s vision, scrapped Article 370 and gave Kashmir the constitutional right,” said PM Modi.
Talking about the untiring contribution of Karyakartas during the Corona pandemic, the Prime Minister remarked, “Last year, Corona posed an unprecedented crisis to the entire country. Then all of you, forgetting your happiness and sorrow, continued to serve the countrymen. You pledged for the ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’, worked for it.”
Highlighting the core values of the party, Prime Minister asserted, “Today, the association of poor with BJP is increasing because today they are realizing Antyodaya for the first time. Today, the youth of the 21st century is with the BJP, with the policies of the BJP, with the efforts of the BJP.”
“Gandhiji used to say that decisions and schemes should be those which benefit the person standing in the last line of society. We have worked tirelessly to bring that original spirit of Gandhiji,” he said.
Reiterating the meaning of the BJP, the PM Modi stated, “BJP means defeating dynasty-based politics. It means an opportunity to able leadership. It means transparency and good governance. It means ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas’.”
He said that the values that we have, we do not believe in political untouchability.
“Therefore, we take pride in making the Statue of Unity dedicated to Sardar Patel. That is why we take pride in constructing Panchtirtha for Babasaheb.”
He also said if the BJP wins it is considered an election-winning machine but if others win then that is credited to their hard work.
“The BJP is not the election-winning machine, those who say this could never understand the democracy of this country and hopes, dreams, expectations of the people of this country,” the Prime Minister said.
Attacking the opposition, PM Modi said, “Parties that began with help from local aspirations, became a family-based party later. These parties, which were wearing a mask of secularism, are finally being unmasked. The person who makes plans for everyone, talks about the rights of all, works for everyone, is called communal.”
“Today they are spreading false narratives – sometimes with regard to CAA, sometimes with regard to agricultural laws, sometimes on labor law, every BJP worker must understand that there is a well-intentioned politics behind it, this is a big conspiracy,” he cautioned everyone against opposition’s propaganda.
Addressing the party workers, he said, “We also have to take Amrit Mahotsav to every citizen of the country. The Amrit Mahotsav of independence is also an opportunity to set the country’s goals for the next 25 years. BJP and its karyakartas also have a big role to play in meeting these goals of the country.”
The BJP was founded on April 6, 1980. The BJP’s origin lies in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. After the State of Emergency in 1977, the Jana Sangh merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party; it defeated the incumbent Congress party in the 1977 general election. After three years in power, the Janata party dissolved in 1980 with the members of the erstwhile Jana Sangh reconvening to form the BJP. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first President of the BJP.