New Delhi, Feb 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s new headquarters at 6, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, in the presence of veteran leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. With the inauguration, the BJP became the first major national party to shift its office outside the Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone, following a Supreme Court directive that party offices should be relocated from there. Also Read - 'This is What a Failed Lockdown Looks Like', Rahul Gandhi Ups Ante Against Govt Over COVID-19 Crisis



Addressing the gathering on the event, PM Modi said,”Ours is a party committed to Rashtra Bhakti. In thought, in action and in implementation, the BJP’s core is truly democratic.” He also thanked party president Amit Shah and its workers for their hard work.

“I want to thank Amit Bhai and his entire team, that worked hard to complete the work on the BJP HQ within the desired time frame,” he added.



He further noted that the journey of the BJP began with great personalities such as Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and said that the “generations of Karyakartas have given their lives for the party.

Equipped with modern facilities, the headquarters’ foundation stone was laid by Modi on August 18, 2016. It was constructed in a record time of one-and-half years.