BJP foundation day updates: Amit Shah says party MPs to sit on dharna on 12 April against Parliament deadlock

Auto Refresh Feeds

LIVE NEWS and UPDATES

BJP foundation day updates: Amit Shah says party MPs to sit on dharna on 12 April against Parliament deadlock
  • 17:53 (IST)

    Congress leader Sanjay Jha says Amit Shah must apologise for his 'filthy language' against Opposition parties

  • 17:48 (IST)

    Randeep Surjewala slams Amit Shah for his "cats and dogs" remarks on the Opposition. says the manner in which the BJP chief used abusive language reflects a leader who's "lost the battle even before it started."

  • 17:46 (IST)

    BJP workers have lost their lives protecting democracy:Smriti Irani 

    "The nation is bigger than party and we follow this, and our party workers also follow the same. BJP has worked for democracy and they have lost their lives in protecting it. The workers have kept democracy alive," Union minister Smriti Irani said on the occasion of the party's foundation day.

  • 17:16 (IST)

    BJP is a democratic party which has no place for dynasticism and casteism, says Narendra Modi

  • 17:15 (IST)

    We should not let the social media spaces get into the wrong hands: Narendra  Modi 

    "Technology has become a powerful tool, we must use it for the betterment of society. In the fraction of a second, you can send news from one part of the world to another...But if we're not careful, rumour-mongers and people will bad intentions will take over such spaces," Narendra Modi said to karyakarta's via a video link on the NaMo app.

    "In the times of social media, if we are not careful, the elements walking in the wrong path will ruin the space...We should not let any space get into the wrong hands. The right things, things that unite society, must be communicated everywhere. The government's decisions should be informed to people so that they have knowledge of the same," Modi added.

  • 17:05 (IST)

    Our journey from struggle to solutions is a journey of full devotion: Modi

    "There was a time we were struggling for the problems of common man and today we are working on solutions for the common man. Our journey from struggle to solutions is a journey of full devotion," Prime Minister Narendra Modi says to BJP workers watching him on the NaMo app

  • 17:05 (IST)

    Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with workers LIVE here: 

  • 16:58 (IST)

    BJP workers in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh wait for Narendra Modi's interaction to begin 

  • 16:55 (IST)

    If Modi's interaction on the NaMo App is successful, it can be applied to engage with booth-level workers in run-up to elections

    BJP never had its foundation day as grand as this. Narendra Modi is engaging with all district presidents of the BJP across the country and workers of some constituency. Meenakshi Lekhi, Manoj Tiwari, Rajiv Pratap Rudi, Anurag Thakur will also interact through the Narendra Modi app.

    This is a one-of-a-kind event on BJP foundation day. The event, if successful, could be applied for him to engage directly with booth-level workers in the run-up to the Parliamentary elections.

  • 16:49 (IST)

    BJP won't allow anyone to abolish reservations: Amit Shah

    "BJP won't abolish reservations and also won't allow anyone to do so," Amit Shah said at Mumbai. He also said that false statements are being given by the Opposition to hurt Dalit sentiments. 

  • 16:44 (IST)

    BJP workers speak ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with karyakartas via the NaMo app 

  • 16:33 (IST)

    Amit Shah says that he hopes the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance remains

  • 16:31 (IST)

    Amit Shah defends "cat, dog politics" remark 

    At the press conference in Mumbai, Amit Shah said, "All parties such as SP, BSP TMC, and Chandrababu Naidu's TDP, their ideologies do not match but the fear of Narendra Modi ji is bringing them together, and hence I used the example of snakes, mongooses, cats and dogs fearing the rising floods. 

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Govt has taken nation to new heights of development: Amit Shah

    "We are ruling in 20 states, and at the Centre, we are one of the biggest political parties in the world, our state governments have taken the states to new heights of development," BJP chief Amit Shah said in Mumbai. "To give health insurance worth Rs 5 lakh to the poorest of poor and visiting over 20,000 villages and telling them about the government's policies shows the priorities of the BJP," he added. 

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Watch Amit Shah's press conference in Mumbai LIVE here: 

  • 16:22 (IST)

    BJP will win the 2019 general elections by a huge margin: Amit Shah 

    "I have strong belief that we will win the 2019 general elections with a huge margin under the leadership of Narendra Modi," BJP president Amit Shah said. "Modi is a mass leader and people love him, his leadership has taken the BJP to bigger heights, the party is ready for challenges," Shah added. "Modi govt has changed the direction of Indian politics," he said. 

  • 16:19 (IST)

    The Opposition has not allowed the Houses to function and to protests against this, our MP's will sit for a dharna on 12 April, Amit Shah said

  • 16:16 (IST)

    BJP has become the centre point of Indian politics: Amit Shah 

    "Since independence, we have lost many party workers. I pay tributes to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and the recent BJP worker we lost in West Bengal. We have grown from two just having two MP's to a party ruling this country," BJP president Amit Shah said at a press conference. "BJP has become the centre point of Indian politics," he added. 

  • 16:11 (IST)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with BJP karyakartas via the Narendra Modi mobile app at 4.30

  • 16:06 (IST)

    Amit Shah taunts Opposition parties, says whenever there is a massive flood, all snakes, mongooses, cats, dogs etc climb up a huge tree, they fear rising water levels

  • 15:47 (IST)

    Visuals of BJP Foundation Day celebrations in Mizoram

  • 15:29 (IST)

    BJP is a big platform of national unity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    "Sacrifice for the nation, sacrifice for the nation's security and integrity are the part of the BJP's DNA,"  Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at the BJP HQ. "BJP is a party of all Indian, and BJP is all India," he said, adding that BJP is a big platform of national unity, be it the North East or the West.

  • 15:24 (IST)

    "Narendra Modi came as a ray of hope to India... today India is treated like a global power and Modi is treated like a global leader," says Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • 15:19 (IST)

    BJP bashing has been a part of India's politics: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    "BJP bashing has been a part of India's politics," Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, speaking on the occasion of the party's foundation day. He bashed the Left parties, saying that the party whose ideology was imported from abroad has now been "left out."

    "On the other hand, the BJP has been expanding in the country because its ideology and thinking are linked to the country's soil, culture, rituals and traditions," Prasad added.

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Watch it LIVE here: 

  • 15:11 (IST)

    "Our party started with 10 members and today we have more than 11 million members, we used to get "Hum do, hamare do" taunts before, but now we have a government with absolute majority today," says Amit Shah

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Countdown for 2019 has begun, says Amit Shah

    BJP chief Amit Shah compared party's opponents to cat, dogs, and snakes who "climb the tree for safety during a storm". By the dig, he implied that the party's wave will have a similar effect on the opponents.

    "Narendra Modi is the world's most popular prime minister. BJP workers should spread the word about Modi government's works, and set the stage for 2019 Lok Sabha election." BJP chief Amit Shah told party cadres in Mumbai.

    Taking a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, "When we lost two Lok Sabha seats recently and Rahul Gandhi distributed sweets. He is the first leader I've seen who would do this." "Today, 20 states are ruled by BJP. This is a thing of joy for the party." he added.

  • 14:34 (IST)

    Budget Session washed out because of Opposition, says Amit Shah

    BJP president Amit Shah said, "We were ready to address all issues in the Parliament. It was the Opposition that disrupted the proceedings. Ghulam Nabi Azad, you fix the stage and we'll be up for debate. We have nothing to hide."

  • 14:32 (IST)

    Amit Shah lashes out at Rahul Gandhi

    "Rahul Gandhi, you are question Narendra Modi on four and a half years of rule. The people of the country are questioning you on Congress' rule of four generations. Rahul baba you question our intentions. The farmers of the country were tired of asking for proper price under Congress' rule. Modi government has planned to compensate farmers with 1.5 times the price of their crop," BJP chief Amit Shah said.

  • 14:24 (IST)

    Narendra Modi's rule, only lotus visible in every corner of India, says Amit Shah

    "Today the party's foundation was laid. Therefore, I whole-heartedly want to wish all party workers. BJP has lost most number of workers in this country. Under Narendra Modi's rule, only lotus visible in every corner of India," says Amit Shah

  • 13:52 (IST)

    Nitin Gadkari talks hails BJP's workers, says party believes in good governance

    Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari says," If there is a party which has cadres willing to sacrifice themselves for the country's progress, then it is BJP. You know, the term 'secular' is often used in India's politics. The day the poor gets roti, kapda, makaan (food, clothing and shelter),, that is when we will know we have achieved something."

    He also spoke on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for 'new India'. "For New India, we need research, and technology. We want to use technology to bring good governance and development," he said. 

  • 13:38 (IST)

    Ashish Shelar addresses rally, Amit Shah releases book on farmer issue

    Maharashtra BJP chief Ashish Shelar welcomed BJP chief Amit Shah to the foundation day event in Mumbai.This was followed by the release of two books, one of which was on the farmer situation in Maharashtra.

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Amit Shah reaches BKC venue, to address rally shortly

    BJP chief Amit Shah has reached the MMRDA grounds. He is expected to address the massive gathering shortly.

  • 12:54 (IST)

    Supporters of Munde family at BKC ground in Mumbai

    Image procured by Sanjay Sawant

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Piyush Goyal, Suresh Prabhu among Union ministers present at foundation day event in Mumbai

    Among the prominent BJP leaders present at the BKC venue are Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Suresh Prabhu, Prakash Javadekar, Hansraj Ahir and Lok Sabha MP Subhash Bhamre. 

  • 12:23 (IST)

    BJP's grand show of strength at MMRDA grounds on 68th foundation day celebrations

    Image courtesy: Sachin Gokhale

  • 12:10 (IST)

    Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari to reach venue in 10 minutes, says BJP leader Chandrakant Patil

  • 11:56 (IST)

    BJP foundation day event in Mumbai pays tribute to BR Ambedkar

    The 38th foundation day event at Bandra Kurla Complex paid tribute to BR Ambedkar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with a line-up of songs written in their honour. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state BJP president Raosaheb Danve have reached the rally. 

  • 11:36 (IST)

    Watch: BJP workers reaching MMRDA grounds in BKC

    ​Video courtesy: Sanjay Sawant

  • 11:32 (IST)

    Visual from BKC; BJP workers present in large numbers

    Image courtesy: Sanjay Sawant

  • 11:12 (IST)

    Amit Shah to address rally at 12 pm

    According to Amit Shah's schedule for Friday, the BJP chief will address the mega rally in BKC at 12 pm. He will later hold a press conference at 4 pm, and then hold a meeting with legislators from Maharashtra at 5 pm.

  • 10:58 (IST)

    Mehbooba Mufti wishes BJP on 38th foundation day

    Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wished the BJP on its foundation day. "I sincerely hope that India, under Narendra Modi, can truly exhibit the moral leadership of the region by winning the trust, hearts and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir."

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Narendra Modi to interact with BJP workers of five Lok Sabha seats via video conference today

    Prime Minister Narendra  Modi will interact with BJP workers of five Lok Sabha seats and with the presidents of the party's 734 district units via video conference through his app. The five Lok Sabha constituencies chosen are New Delhi, North East Delhi, Hamirpur in in Himachal Pradesh, North Central Mumbai and Saran in Bihar. Their MPs are Meenakshi Lekhi, Manoj Tiwari, Anurag Thakur, Poonam Mahajan and Rajiv Pratap Rudy respectively.

  • 10:21 (IST)

    Neiphiu Rio wishes BJP on foundation day

    Extending wishes to the BJP on its 38th foundation day, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said,"As participating and contributing member of NDA, we (NDPP) appreciate the inclusive spirit of the BJP."

  • 10:00 (IST)

    Mega rally to be held 11.30 am

    BJP president Amit Shah is set to address the rally in Mumbai n Friday on the occasion of the party's 38th foundation day, which is seen as a formal launch of the party's campaign for the 2019 polls.

    Besides Shah, Union ministers hailing from Maharashtra and other BJP leaders will address the congregation to be held at 11.30 am

  • 09:55 (IST)

    Thursday's bike rally for Amit Shah brought resulted in commute woes in Mumbai

    After BJP chief Amit Shah landed in Mumbai on Thursday, traffic snarls were reported on the Western Express Highway between Dindoshi and Vakola as the Yuva Morcha took out a bike rally to welcome him. According to The Indian Express, the rally was taken out from the domestic terminal 1B to the Bandra-Kurla Complex. As many as 25,000 local BJP cadres participated in the 3 km-long rally, among them 10,000 bikers and several car drivers.

  • 09:41 (IST)

    'BJP's mega rally meant to depict party's vastness'

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asserted on Thursday that the objective of the BJP mega rally in Mumbai is to display the vastness of the party ahead (elections) in Maharashtra and India. “Let us unveil the vastness of the BJP to the last worker. The convergence of five lakh people at one spot is not about headcounts or power play. It depicts the vastness of the organisation, which has been build over the years,” Fadnavis was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

  • 09:35 (IST)

    Ahead of foundation day mega rally, Devendra Fadnavis says honoured to have Amit Shah for celebrations

    Extending greetings on BJP's 38th foundation day, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the party workers in Maharashtra were honoured to have their national president Amit Shah for the celebrations in Mumbai.

  • 09:17 (IST)

    BJP's ideology advocates to make India 'vishwa guru', says Dharmendra Pradhan​

    Union minister Dharmendra Pradesh tweeted saying that the soul of BJP is its ideology of "integral humanism" which advocates to make India a "vishwa guru" (universal teacher). "More than just a party, it is truly a revolution of millions of selfless karyakartas. More power to this revolution," he said.

  • 09:06 (IST)

    Mumbai commuters brace for massive traffic snarls; traffic police issues advisory

    Regular commuters in Mumbai are bracing themselves for a bad-traffic day ahead on Friday ahead of BJP's foundation day celebrations planned at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex. In view of the event which is likely to host around 3 lakh BJP workers, the Mumbai Police issued a traffic advisory.

    Click here to read more

BJP rally in Mumbai latest updates: At the BJP mega rally in Mumbai, party chief Amit Shah lashed out at the Opposition for stalling the Budget Session of the Parliament. "Ghulam Nabi Azad, you fix the stage and we'll be up for debate. We have nothing to hide," he said.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Piyush Goyal are present at the MMRDA grounds.

BJP's 38th foundation day event at Bandra Kurla Complex paid tribute to BR Ambedkar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with a line-up of songs written in their honour.

According to Amit Shah's schedule for Friday, the BJP chief will address the mega rally in BKC at 12 pm. He will later hold a press conference at 4 pm, and then hold a meeting with legislators from Maharashtra at 5 pm.

Extending wishes to the BJP on its 38th foundation day, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said,"As participating and contributing member of NDA, we (NDPP) appreciate the inclusive spirit of the BJP."

BJP president Amit Shah and Union ministers from Maharashtra are set to address the mega rally at BKC grounds in Mumbai. Ahead of the event in Mumbai, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Twitter that the BJP workers in Maharashtra were honoured to have part chief Amit Shah for the foundation day celebrations in Mumbai.

The Mumbai Police has issued a traffic advisory for commuters in view of the BJP rally that is expected to host around 3 lakh party workers at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex.

The Bharatiya Janata Party will kickstart its campaign for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections with a massive show of strength on its 38th foundation day to be celebrated on Friday.

Present on the occasion will be BJP president Amit Shah, Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP president Raosaheb Danve-Patil and other top functionaries who will address the party workers.

Over 300,000 workers — booth level to Members of Parliament — from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are expected for the mega event, said Danve-Patil.

Shah reached Mumbai on Thursday and met top party core-committee leaders. On Friday, he is expected address a rally of party workers at the Bandra Kurla Complex Grounds.

The rally is an internal BJP event so no other parties or their leaders have been invited.

More than 50,000 buses and vehicles and 28 special trains will ferry the activists from across Maharashtra and other states, at the BKC grounds, all being supervised by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar.

Elaborate arrangements have been made at the BKC grounds with three massive stages, seven marquees for the events and another two marquees for the activists to stay the night.

Provision has been made for their comfortable stay with food packets and water supply during the entire duration of their halt in Mumbai.

Besides, similar celebrations shall be held in all districts and other states of India, and various people-oriented welfare programmes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall be showcased through digital and social media.

Updated Date: Apr 06, 2018 17:53:42 IST