Mangaluru, April 20: BJP unit at Dakshina Kannada on Sunday April 19th, rejoiced and celebrated by bursting crackers and distributing sweets outside the party office here on its achievement of emerging as the world’s largest political party with 10 crore members.
C T Ravi, former minister and BJP MLA from Chikkamagaluru, addressing the gathering said, the day is happy day as the BJP has crossed 10 crore membership through missed calls, on Saturday April 18th, and thereby BJP has become the largest party of India and also of the world. BJP has rised above the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has 8.6 crore members. Credit goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and members and volunteers of BJP.
During the 2014, Lok Sabha election; we had set the target to win 272 seats but we won 282 seats. In 2014, BJP aimed for 10 crore membership, and it is indeed a happy moment for all of us that we succeeded in achieving the target, he added.
In the past 53% of the population in India did not have bank accounts, but under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), a record number of 11.50 crore bank accounts have been opened; this achievement has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Atal Pension Yojana will be launched soon. BJP wants to build a strong nation, he said.
Karnataka has the highest number of BJP members in southern India, which is joyous feat for all of us, he said.
During the celebrations Monappa Bhandary, former district president of BJP and others were present.