BJP celebrates foundation day

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated the party’s 38th foundation day in a function chaired by state BJP vice president Tame Phassang at the party’s headquarters here on Friday.
Hundreds of party workers, incumbent ministers, MLAs, former MLAs and others joined the celebration.
The celebration began with flag hoisting, followed by paying of floral tributes to the party’s founder leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Addressing the gathering, Power Minister Tamiyo Taga presented a brief on the history of the party’s foundation. He recalled the contributions of the founder leaders who formed the right wing party “with the aim and ideology of ‘nation first’.”
Phassang in his address dwelt on the struggles and success of the BJP since its inception.
Although in its initial stage the party won only two seats in the 1984 general elections, it grew in strength, and now the BJP has its government in more than 20 states and is ruling in the Centre, he said.
He appealed to the party workers to continue their zeal for all-round development of the state, and urged the karyakartas to reach the un-reached and share information about all the schemes of the BJP government.
Among others, state BJP general secretary Jarpum Gamlin, former minister Tangor Tapak, Advisor to Chief Minister, Tai Tagak, and former MLA Tapen Siga addressed the participants.