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BJP foundation day: PM Modi says party will continue working for poor, marginalised

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is celebrating its 37th foundation today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate party workers on the occasion and also thanked people for their support.

"We recall with pride the hardwork of generations of BJP Karyakartas who built the Party brick by brick with the endeavour to serve society.

It is a matter of pride that people across India & across all sections of society have placed their trust in BJP. Gratitude to the people," PM Modi said in a series of tweets.

The BJP, which was formed in 1980, has seen many highs and lows since its inception.

The party won an overwhelming majority in the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly election giving a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim of securing a second term in 2019.

The party not only won in Uttar Pradesh but formed government in four (Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur) out of the five states where Assembly elections were held in February March.

The BJP now rules 16 states in the country.