Added on : 2021-04-06 14:06:19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday congratulated the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the occasion of its 41st foundation day. The Prime Minister began the address by paying tribute to the leaders of the party such as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Kushabhau Thackeray, Raj Mata Sindhiya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The program began with the party president JP Nadda’s address, who celebrated the expansion of the BJP to 303 seats in the Parliament and forming a government in 12 states under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.
“The BJP has always worked on the mantra of 'the party is bigger than the individual' and the 'nation is bigger than the party'. This tradition has continued since Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and runs to date,” PM Modi said during the address.
PM Modi slammed the opposition, on the foundation day that coincided with the polling day of four states and one Union territory, for calling the BJP an election-winning machine. He 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.
The Prime Minister said the BJP works for the development of the nation but the opposition has used the game of secularism and communalism against the party. Incorrect narratives are constructed against the government, Modi said citing examples of the farm laws, Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA and labour laws.
The Prime Minister urged the party workers to be aware and spread awareness among the people against this large conspiracy that the opposition is playing against the BJP to create political instability in the nation, through spreading lies and rumour-mongering. “Parties that began with help from local aspirations, became a family-based party later. These parties, who were wearing a mask of secularism, are finally being unmasked,” he said.
“The 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',” the Prime Minister added.