Mumbai, Apr 6: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is celebrating its 38th Foundation Day today, April 6. BJP President Amit Shah is set to address over 3 lakh party workers in Mumbai today while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the event through the Narendra Modi app. The massive BJP Foundation Day event is set to take place at the MMRDA Ground in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) today. Besides Shah, other senior BJP leaders and ministers from Maharashtra will also address the event at 11:30 am today.
Tight security has been placed around BKC, which lies in Bandra East in Mumbai. Tents have been set up at the MMRDA grounds will BJP flags can be seen on the streets of BKC. Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address the BJP workers across the country around 4:30 pm today. (Also Read: Traffic advisory issued by Mumbai Police for April 6)
“I thank my sisters and brothers of India for their unwavering faith in BJP. It is our commitment that we will continue to devote ourselves towards India’s transformation,” Modi tweeted on Friday morning. “The BJP is the party of a New India. We are privileged to receive the blessings of people of all age groups, across all sections of society. We are a Party that believes in India’s diversity, our unique culture and, above all, the strengths of 125 crore Indians,” he added.
The event comes at a time when the party has started preparing for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Amit Shah reached Mumbai on Thursday and received a grand welcome by party workers. BJP workers carried out a bike rally from the airport to BKC, which is a 9 km distance. Huge traffic jams were reported from the Western Expressway, from where the bike rally was passing.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan was among those who were stuck in the jam. “T 2765 – A 30 min drive .. takes 5 hours .. ! thats the Phantom movie camera moving at 500 frames per second .. Film City to JVPD Scheme, Juhu .. normal camera moves at 24 frames .. (sic),” Bachchan tweeted. Other Mumbaikars who were stuck in the jam also took to Twitter to vent out their anger as some of them missed their trains and flights.