New Delhi, April 06: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the largest political party in the world, turned 35 today. On the occasion of the "Sthapana Diwas", Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to all the members and well-wishers of the party.
Taking to Twitter Modi wrote: "On the BJP's Sthapana Diwas my greetings to all the BJP Karyakartas and well-wishers".
"BJP's phenomenal growth is due to the efforts & hardwork of generations of selfless Karyakartas who devoted their lives to our Nation".
"BJP will leave no stone unturned to fulfill people's aspirations & create an India that is strong, developed & inclusive", he posted.
The party president Amit Shah will address all the workers from the headquarters in New Delhi today.
The party workers are also celebrating the foundation day in different cities.
The ruling party BJP was founded on APril 6, 1980. This follows the ideology of RSS. The origin of the party lies in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, founded by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in 1951 to take on the Congress party that was dominating across the nation.
Veteran leader Atal Behari Vajpayee was the first president of the party. Under his leadership, the party fought its first Lok Sabha elections in 1984 and won just 2 seats. Later, the popularity grew and the result is now before all.
For the first time, BJP formed the coalition government in 1998 under the leadership of Vajpayee. He had to face ups and downs throughout the tenure, but his economic and foreign policies were lauded that enhanced the position of India and the West had to look at India with friendly attitude.
Today, the party is world's largest political party with 8.80 crore members. The party ousted the dominating Congress in the Lok Sabha polls last year under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
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