New Delhi, Aug 15: BJP President Amit Shah today said the unfurling of the national flag at Red Fort by a “BJP worker” marked a “big day” for party workers. Noting that earlier there was a BJP government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he noted that this was the first time that the party enjoyed a majority.

“After a long time a very good day has come for BJP workers. A BJP worker today hoisted the national flag at Red Fort. It is a big day,” he said in a brief address after unfurling the national flag at the party’s headquarters. Shah, who was recently anointed as the party president, said the organisation should walk alongside the government under Narendra Modi for the country’s progress. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed Modi’s speech, saying it came from the heart and touched the heart of the country.

“Modi’s speech was unmatched and inspirational. He laid out a roadmap for ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas (with all, development for all)’,” he said, hailing Modi’s references to daughters, ideal villages, sanitation and peace, harmony and amity. Asked if some National Development and Reforms Commission, as speculated in the media, will replace Planning Commission, he said details of the proposed commission are still being worked out.