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PM Modi praises Amit Shah, says he brought back Jan Sangh work culture

It was easy to run a political party while being in the opposition but difficult when in power: Modi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Amit Shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitates BJP President Amit Shah on his election as Rajya Sabha member, during the BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Thursday | PTI Photo

Prime Minister on Thursday praised on completing three years as the President and on being elected to the Rajya Sabha, saying he had brought back the culture of hard work known in the days.

Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentary party meeting here, said Shah had steered it to be the largest democratic political party in the world, according to sources who attended the gathering.

said it was easy to run a political party while being in the but relatively difficult when it was in power.

It was the first meeting of the parliamentary party attended by Shah after being elected from to the

The sources quoted as saying that Shah had "brought back the work culture of the Jan Sangh".

The is the successor to the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, which merged into the Janata Party in 1977.

The was formed in 1980.

urged MPs to work for the success of "Tiranga Yatra" (August 9-15) and "Sankalp Yatra" (August 15-30).

Stressing that the from 1942 to 1947 was decisive in ending British rule, said a similar effort had to be made in the next five years to take India to new heights by 2022, the 75th anniversary of the country's Independence.

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 17:45 IST