From two Lok Sabha seats to 303: PM Modi after inaugurating BJP's Central Office Extension
New Delhi, March 28: When inaugurating the newly constructed BJP Central Office (extension) on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the party's journey from two Lok Sabha seats in 1984 to 303 seats in 2019 has been an amazing journey of thought and ideology expansion.
PM Modi also dedicated the presidential campus and auditorium in the national capital on the occasion. PM Modi said during the inaugural ceremony, "When I inaugurated the party office in 2018, I had said that our workers are the soul of our office. Today, when we are expanding our office, it is not just the expansion of one building but it is also an expansion of the aspirations of every worker, and their commitment towards the BJP. I bow to crores of workers and founder members of the party".
The Prime Minister called the party's 44th foundation day of the party as "tireless and continuous."
"In the coming days, our party will celebrate its 44th inauguration day. It has been a tireless and continuous journey. It is a culmination of hard work, the pinnacle of dedication and resolutions, expansion of thought and ideology, and is very inspirational," PM Modi added.
"Bharatiya Jana Sangh had started with a small office near Ajmeri Gate in Delhi. At that time, we were a very small party with big dreams for the country. In 1980, after BJP was formed, for some time, 10 Rajendra Prasad Marg became our office, where Nanaji Deshmukh stayed earlier. Some workers would also remember our office at 11 Ashoka Road. Our office also shifted at Deendayaal Upadhyay Marg," PM Modi added.
The Prime Minister stated that even during the Emergency, the BJP was ready to sacrifice itself to save Democracy.
"What happened in 1984, the country can never forget that. Elections after the 1984 riots saw a huge majority for the Congress party. It was an emotionally charged atmosphere, and we were also almost wiped out in that storm. But, we didn't lose hope. Instead of blaming someone else, we focussed on strengthening our organisation. The journey that started from two Lok Sabha seats back then reached 303 in 2019," the Prime Minister said.
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