The Nagina MP demanded the Modi government to move a legislation in the next session of Parliament which could make provisions for reservation in promotion of government employees. He added: "They can not imagine that when we got the opportunity to elect a President on our own strength, we elected a person belonging to the Dalit community. They can not imagine that when we got the opportunity to elect a Deputy Speaker, we selected Shri Suraj Bhan, who belonged to the Dalit community and later Shri Karia Munda, who is a tribal leader".
The policies adopted by former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee in the past and Mr. Modi at present helped the party gain power in 20 States, BJP Kadapa district president P. Srinath Reddy said after hoisting the party flag in the BJP office in Kadapa.
Reflecting on his humble origins, he said, "They are unable to digest that a poor person born into a backward family is serving as the nation's Prime Minister".
Another leader, who also refused to be identified, said Phule, Dohare and Singh don't have a BJP background and could be laying the ground to return to "our rival parties".
Addressing a mammoth rally to mark the BJP's 38th "Foundation Day" here, Mr Shah said "the countdown" to the Lok Sabha elections next year has already begun and called upon all activists to fan out to each village in the country and highlight the achievements of the Modi sarkar in the past four years. "So it is our national duty not to cede this space to them", he said. The party's senior leaders were virtually ostracised from prevalent political scenario. "Infact, if there is one party that has consistently been a victim of political untouchability, it is the BJP".
Modi avowed the BJP's journey from "Shunya" to "Shikhar" is due to the stupendous efforts of the party's "karyakartas". "It is truly democratic and a democratic political party can effectively serve a democratic nation". It didn't let the House function."The BJP will sit in protest on April 12 against the negative attitude of Congress during the past 23 days, " he stated, adding that the party will also take out "Sabka saath sabka vikas yatra". During the interaction, he will pay attention to the ideas of the party workers, and also discuss the schemes related to welfare of poor people. "Their only aim is to defeat Modi".