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    New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is celebrating its 40th Foundation Day on Monday. Bhartiya Jan Sangh, the forerunner of BJP was founded to challenge the main political outfit in India after independence – the Indian National Congress. Bhartiya Jan Sangh later turned into BJP on this day in 1980.

    On the 40th Foundation Day of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its President Jagat Prakash Nadda has asked party workers to "give up one meal" to show solidarity with people facing hardships during the COVID-19 lockdown.

    In a series of tweets in Hindi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked party workers to follow the directions given by Nadda and help people during the COVID-19 crisis. 

     

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