In the first visit to Bihar after assuming charge as the National Working President of BJP, Shri JP Nadda on 05 November, 2019 addressed a function held in the memory of Jana Sangh stalwart Kailashpati Mishra and fondly recalled his own links with Patna where he was born and brought up.
He visited the party’s state headquarters and addressed BJP MPs, Members of both houses of Legislature and office-bearers, and expressed delight over the Bihar unit having run a successful membership drive.
Addressing a function organised in the memory of late Jan Sangh leader Kailashpati Mishra, Shri JPNadda said that people are welcome to join the BJP irrespective of whether they did so “out of choice, out of chance, or out of accident”. “One may join us out of choice, upon getting acquainted and impressed with our ideology and commitment to nationalism. Or one may do so out of chance, taking a cue from some close friend who is already a dedicated worker. There may still be others who might be joining us as a mark of protest against some other power”, Shri Nadda said.
He remarked, “To all categories of party Karyakartas, I want to say you are at the right place. Thank your stars for that. To those who may still be thinking of joining us, I would say join the queue, the sooner the better”.
He also lavished praise on the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji for the role they played in the transformation of Bihar where till a few decades ago going to a district north of the Ganges used to be an ordeal.
“I would like to assure the people of Bihar that the state will remain on the priority of PM Shri Narendra Modi under whose leadership economic growth has accompanied attempts to foster social harmony,” he said.
He said, “Please do remember, no political force can prosper without acknowledging the role played by its previous generations. Draw inspiration from the lives of Kailashpati Mishra, Thakur Prasad (another late Jan Sangh stalwart and father of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad) whom I had the privilege to know at close quarters having been born and brought up in Patna”.
“In my childhood, I could not understand why people like Kailashpati Mishra used to devote so much of time and energy in politics when the party hardly won any seat in Bihar. Many years later, while I was cutting my political teeth in Himachal Pradesh, I used to be mocked by the champions of caste politics, the communists and supporters of the Congress alike. Today when we have had the last laugh and it is all due to the sacrifices made by those who nurtured our ideology”, he added.
Several senior leaders, including BJP National General Secretary in-charge of Bihar Shri Bhupendra Yadav, State BJP President Shri Sanjay Jaiswal, Union Ministers Shri Nityanand Rai and Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Deputy Chief Minister Shri Sushil Kumar Modi were among those present on the occassion.
BJP WORKING PRESIDENT CALLS ON
CM NITISH KUMAR
BJP Working President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda paid a courtesy visit to Bihar Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar, and assured him of full support from the Centre for all-round development of the state.
CM Shri Kumar, greeted the visiting BJP Working President with a bouquet and presented him with a memento and Angavastram.
Shri Nadda later in a tweet said,
“In course of day-long Bihar tour, paid a courtesy visit to Bihar Chief Minister @NitishKumar ji and held discussions on different matters concerning the development of the state. Assured him of full support of the Centre for the state’s all round progress”.