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Modi's 'personal connect' with BJP's grassroots functionaries and 'keen understanding' of developmental projects were on display during his interaction with party workers on Friday

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at party headquarters in New Delhi. PTI Photo

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday celebrated its 38th Foundation Day across the country, exhorting its cadres to ensure that the party retains power at the Centre in 2019. The occasion was also used effectively to attack Opposition parties, especially the Congress, and mocking the efforts to forge a grand alliance for "survival". Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the "heroic service and sacrifice" of millions of party workers and acknowledged their "efforts" to bolster its reach. "For BJP, the 'Karyakartas' are everything. They are ...