For BJP, 'karyakartas' are everything, says PM Modi on Foundation Day

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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.

Multiple issues, including the recent Dalit agitation, have pushed the BJP on to the back foot, and both leaders sought to underscore that the party stood for the poor and the marginalised, recounting the various schemes that the government runs for the poor.

The Congress today accused BJP chief Amit Shah of dragging political discourse to a new low as it condemned his stinging remarks in which he equated opposition parties to "snakes, cats and dogs" for uniting against the BJP in next year's general elections.

Shah said: "There are deliberate lies being spread. This takes the total number of booth workers in each constituency to 7500", said Danve.

Sources said he also told the MPs that opposition members nearly surrounded him during his reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address to Parliament, and such a disruption during a prime minister's speech was unprecedented. "In Delhi, opposition parties have started an exercise to forge together some sort of front against BJP".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the party workers through a video conference call and said that there is no divide in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), no dynasty politics and no "I versus you". 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. Read Also: Amit Shah address BJP foundation day rally in Mumbai on April 6 No entry for heavy vehicles: Entry of heavy vehicles or goods carriers in Mumbai via Anandnagar Check Naka, Mulund East; Modela Check Naka, Mulund West; Airoli Check Naka and Vashi Check Naka will be restricted. A senior BJP leader, who did not want to be named, said the mega convention had symbolic and contemporary political significance. Even after winning 272, we took all our allies along with us and formed the Government. "The turnout clearly indicates that BJP will form the next government in Odisha", said the BJP President while addressing a Yuva Sammelan at the Kaushal Kala Mangal ground here.

When his attention was drawn to Modi's oft-repeated assertion that his party is working towards ushering in "Congress mukt Bharat", Shah clarified, "When we said Congress mukt Bharat, we did not mean that we wanted to eliminate the party from the country".

Shah said the Congress had all along ignored the demands of the farmers but the Modi government has made a decision to give one and a half times the production cost of rabi and kharif produce to farmers.

Later, Shah said his intention was not to equate Opposition parties to animals. "This event changed the way the world looks at India".