BJP welcomes Modi's decision not to celebrate birthday

 BJP today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of not celebrating his birthday, and joined him in appealing to the countrymen to help the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Updated: Sep 14, 2014, 22:53 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of not celebrating his birthday, and joined him in appealing to the countrymen to help the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The party also hailed the initiatives taken by the central government in leading the flood relief operations in the state where lakhs of affected people have been evacuated and taken to safety after the floods.

Modi today appealed to his friends and well-wishers not to celebrate his birthday and instead dedicate time and resources towards relief work in this hour of need for flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP secretary Shrikant Sharma said the BJP-led NDA government has taken a number of initiatives for flood relief in the valley and added that the party will follow the directions of its president Amit Shah in helping the affected.

He said the party president has asked all MPs, MLAs and public representatives in the state to collect relief material and contribute in the rescue and relief operations.

Sharma said that the country should unite in helping in the rescue and relief operations.