Narendra Modi calls Rajnath Singh `captain`, Amit Shah `man of the match`
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah formally appointed as the party president in the day-long national council meeting on Saturday.
Modi concluded his speech with his popular slogan `Sabka Sath-Sabka Vikas`. It was followed by national anthem.
I congratulate every worker in the party for his/her contribution in the victory of the BJP in LS elections.
We will not compromise on the peace and brotherhood in this country. However, those who have not yet come in terms with their defeat are still engaged in vote bank politics.
The BJP facing flak for its decision on WTO. However, we are least bothered about what is being written about us and focus on providing complete meal to the poverty stricken.
There are different parameters to judge the BJP as compared to other parties, but we can fight against all odds.
BJP should declare each year as a special year for some social cause like one year can be declared as an year of energy saving. The other year can be dedicated to toilets or girl child education.
Those who couldn`t do anything for the nation in 60 years are criticising the newly-formed government in 60 days.
Outlook of the world towards India has changed because there is government with full majority; it reposes confidence in them, the PTI reported.
People have chosen us, now its our turn to fulfill promises made to them.
After completing 60 days in government, I can assure that nation`s expectations will be fulfilled.
Since we have come into power, a lot of time has gone in cleaning up and changing the work culture.
Whenever I quoted 300 seats for BJP before elections, party used to ask me not to quote numbers. However, I believed that people were ready to give the seats to the BJP they just wanted to know how many can we ask for.
During elections, Rajnathji acted as the Captain of BJP team and Amit Shah turned out to be the man of the match who led us to victory.
Modi wishes the nation on the eve of Raksha Bandhan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins addressing the BJP cadre.
When Rajnathji talked of 272 plus seats, people mocked and made fun of it. However, we achieved it at the end, said Advani.
BJP veteran LK Advani addressed the gathering.
He further says that by the time the governance of Congress came to an end, the industrial sector had come to a standstill.
Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley while addressing party workers says that there was "policy paralysis" during the regime of Congress.
There is only victory in future, says Shah while concluding his speech.
If UP government fails to maintain peace in the state then its our responsibility to do so, remember we got 73 seats, the ANI reported.
Just for the sake of power Nitish went and sat in Lalu Yadav`s lap, he says, ANI reported.
He asks party workers to work in states of Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Maharashtra and Haryana where Assembly elections are due.
The J&K government has crossed all records of corruption. Locals are fed up with the two families there, the ANI reported.
Working on the interests of the farmers, poor will always remain our priority.
The UPA-I and UPA-II government will be known as `sarkaar of ghotalas.`
There are still several places where BJP needs to be strengthened.
We can say today that BJP is truly a national party today.
We have reached out to people through various mediums including Facebook, Twitter and lakhs of activists have helped us to achieve the success.
The recent Lok Sabha polls elections showed the defeat of vote bank politics and now Congress is not even the principal opposition party. This is a big change.
The government formed under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a coalition, but this time it has emerged as the single-largest party in the elections.
The team of Modi and Singh overcame several challenges and took the party to victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Kindly applaud them for their efforts for fulfilling the dream of every worker for bringing, says Shah.
Shah says that Modi`s Gujarat model of governance gained people`s trust across the nation. He adds that the people of the nation voted for Modi as they wanted progress.
BJP is the only party which gives opportunity to the workers even at the ground-level who can aim to be party chief. None of our formal leaders have come from political dynasties, he says.
My journey started as a simple worker and I have reached this post today, Shah says.
I am thankful as the party has believed me and appointed me to the post, says newly-appointed BJP chief.
Amit Shah begins his address and says that he would like to pay my respect and tribute to those who fought for country`s independence.
The outgoing party president says that he is satisfied with his tenure as BJP chief.
Amit Shah`s dedication to the party cannot be questioned, he says.
People might have doubts regarding nomination of Amit Shah as party chief. In the history of UP, BJP won thumping victory on 71 out of 80 seats in UP while two went to a BJP ally and the credit goes to Shah, Singh says.
Shah further says that BJP and Left parties have cadre and are ideology-based while Congress lacks both.
He says that the party emerged as the single largest party in the recent Lok Sabha polls under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing the meeting, Home Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates party workers for BJP`s victory.
Amit Shah unfurls Indian flag in the presence of Modi and other senior party leaders.
PM Narendra Modi reaches the venue of the meeting.
BJP`s national council meeting begins
Political resolutions on political and economic issues will also be adopted during the national council meet.
The national council meet will discuss the roadmap of the BJP-led NDA government and initiatives taken by it.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and around 2500 party workers are expected to attend it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani will also be present during the meeting and address the party workers.
Today`s meeting will be the first meeting of the party`s national council after BJP`s victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will be formally appointed as the party president in the day-long national council meeting to be held on Saturday.
Zee Media Bureau/ Neha Attre and Tarun Khanna