PM Modi reiterates 'Nation First' mantra on BJP's 41st Sthapna Diwas
New Delhi [India], April 6 (ANI): Reiterating the 'Nation First' mantra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party has always worked on the idea of "the party is bigger than the individual and the nation is bigger than the party".
"The BJP has always worked on the mantra of the party is bigger than the individual and the nation is bigger than the party," said PM Modi while addressing party workers on BJP's 41st Sthapna Diwas (Foundation Day).
"This tradition has continued since Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee and runs till date," the Prime Minister added.
PM Modi also lauded the contribution of stalwarts Lal Krishna Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi in shaping and expanding the party.
He went on to say that our government has fulfilled Syama Prasad Mookerjee's vision (of one India) by scrapping Article 370 and giving Kashmir the Constitutional right.
PM Modi was virtually addressing the party workers across the country on the occasion of BJP's 41st "Sthapana Diwas".
The BJP evolved from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh which was founded by Syama Prasad Mookherjee in 1951. Later Jana Sangh was merged with several parties in 1977 to form the Janata Party.
In 1980, the National Executive Council of the Janata Party banned its members from being 'dual members' of the party and the RSS.
Forcing the former Jana Sangh members to leave the party and float a new political outfit. Consequently, the BJP came into existence on April 6, 1980. (ANI)