New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed BJP workers across the country on the occasion of BJP's 41st foundation day and said that the party has always believed that a party is bigger and important than an individual and the 'nation is bigger than the party'. He also said that the party workers are continuing to fulfil the 'one India' dream of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. 

"The BJP has always worked on the mantra of the party is bigger than the individual and the nation is bigger than the party," said PM Modi while addressing party workers on BJP's 41st Sthapna Diwas (Foundation Day), adding that, "This tradition has continued since Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee and runs till date".

PM Modi also lauded the contribution of stalwarts Lal Krishna Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi in shaping and expanding the party. He went on to say that our government has fulfilled Syama Prasad Mookerjee's vision (of one India) by scrapping Article 370 and giving Kashmir the Constitutional right. PM Modi was virtually addressing the party workers across the country on the occasion of BJP's 41st "Sthapana Diwas".

The 41st foundation day coincides with the ongoing Assembly polls in four states and one Union Territory. To mark the foundation day, various programmes will be organised at the booth level and glorious history, evolution, ideology and commitments of the party will be discussed through webinars at the state and district levels.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was founded as Bharatiya Jana Sangh by Syama Prasad Mookherjee in 1951. Later it was merged with several parties in 1977 to form the Janata Party.

In 1980, the National Executive Council of the Janata Party banned its members from being 'dual members' of the party and the RSS. Consequently, the former Jana Sangh members left the party and floated a new political party. Thus, the BJP came into existence on April 6, 1980.

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