Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with thousand of the BJP workers on the occasion of 38th Foundation Day of party. Addressing through video conferencing, Mr Modi said, the BJP is a party which is completely driven by democratic rules.He said, there is no dynasty and casteism in the party. He said the party has brought a new hope for development of the country.
Earlier, in his message, Mr Modi said, the BJP is the party of a New India and is privileged to receive the blessings of people of all age groups, across all sections of society.
He said party believes in diversity, unique culture of the country and above all the strengths of 125 crore Indians.
Prime Minister thanked people for their unwavering faith in BJP. He said, it is party’s commitment that it will continue to devote itself towards India’s transformation.
Mr Modi said, for BJP, the party workers are everything and they are the heart and soul of the party, whose sweat has taken the Party to new heights.
He said party remember, with great pride, the heroic service and sacrifice of all party workers who built the BJP and committed themselves towards creating a stronger and better India.
Modi gave a clarion call to the BJP Karyakartas to keep working for the nation and never get agitated by negativity of vested interest groups.
“We are living in a time when the Opposition to BJP is at its highest. Sometimes, it also takes a violent turn. This is not because we made a mistake. It is the strength of the BJP that is affecting our opponents”, said the Prime Minister, adding, “They are unable to digest that a poor person born into a backward family is serving as the nation’s Prime Minister. They cannot imagine that when we got the opportunity to elect a President on our own strength, we elected a person belonging to the Dalit community. They cannot imagine that when we got the opportunity to elect a Deputy Speaker, we selected Suraj Bhan, who belonged to the Dalit community and later Karia Munda, who is a tribal leader.”
Modi expressed pride that the BJP has the most Dalit, Tribal and OBC representatives in India, both in the Parliament and in the various state assemblies.
He appealed to the BJP Karyakartas never to say or do anything that lowers India’s political discourse and remain focussed on serving the nation.
Individual connect with Karyakartas
The Prime Minister also spoke to a select group of BJP Karyakartas based in Delhi, Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar.
Pravin Sharma from Himachal Pradesh asked the Prime Minister on the journey of the BJP so far and the ways ahead to further strengthen the Party. Answering his question the Prime Minister said, “Yes, the situation has changed considerably. Three to four decades ago, our energies were primarily devoted to Vistaar or expansion of the party whereas now, having got the opportunity to serve several states the aim has become Vikas or development. From the Sangharsh of the yesteryears we have to also focus on Seva.” He appealed to the BJP Karyakartas to embrace the changing circumstances and at the same time work for the common good of society.
Mamata from Delhi’s Mukherji Nagar wanted to know how the Prime Minister remains calm in the midst of so much negativity. She wanted the Prime Minister to share Mantras with the BJP workers, whom she called Election Warriors, just like the Prime Minister did for Exam Warriors. Modi told her, “First and foremost, I want to tell you, there is no need for anger. Truth will always triumph. Our way is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and we must remain dedicated to this cause.”
He told BJP Karyakartas that elections are won or lost at the booth level, which is why it is important to have effective booth management.
Modi affirmed that there are two contrasting moods in the two different alliances in India. He pointed, “The NDA family is getting Jeet after Jeet (victory after victory), which is forcing the other parties to spread Jhooth after Jhooth (lies after lies). Their only aim is to defeat Modi, nothing else.”
Reshma from Mumbai wanted to know about the usage of technology, to which the Prime Minister said, “Life without technology is a life incomplete and we must keep using technology for a better future.” He urged BJP Karyakartas to get more people to use the BHIM App.
Modi described technology as an effective way to communicate and that too, communicate the truth. He urged BJP Karyakartas to regularly use the various Government sites and the ‘Narendra Modi App’ for latest news about the work of the Government.
A BJP Karyakarta from Bihar asked the Prime Minister on the four years of the NDA Government. The Prime Minister opined that having been in the Opposition, the BJP knows what issues the people face and now, having been in Government we should work towards those solutions.
Modi appealed to the BJP Karyakartas to get acquainted with the extensive work done by the NDA Government, particularly those schemes that positively impact the poor.
Answering a question from Ravi, who is a BJP Karyakarta based in New Delhi, the Prime Minister said every BJP worker has the duty of building a New and developed India. He requested them to devote themselves towards serving society and impacting the lives of people around them. He cited the example of the good work being done in the New Delhi Parliamentary seat, where awareness on waste to health and public health is being spread.