Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) held a “Vijay Diwas” (victory day) in major cities across USA and celebrated Bharateeya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) landslide victory in the recently concluded assembly elections and other local body elections in several states in India. The “Vijay Diwas” was held in Washington DC. In Addition, OFBJP has planned to hold similar celebrations in Atlanta and Chicago in the following weeks.
As the election results of the five states are pouring in during the intervening night of March 10 and 11, and BJP’s stupendous victory is ascertained in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in which BJP gained an historic 80% of the assembly seats, OFBJP volunteers and other BJP sympathizers broke into celebrations and exchanged congratulatory messages across the nation.
Also, Indian American community at large was ecstatic over BJP’s historic win and people’s continued faith in the good governance of Shri Narendra Modi led BJP government in India. The Diaspora is confident that India would continue its march towards attaining all round development as the country’s people strengthen the arms of India’s most popular Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi whose governing principle is “Sabke Saath, Sabka Vikas”.
On Saturday March 11, the day the election results were declared, OFBJP in Washington DC organized a “Vijay Diwas” in a local restaurant, Deccan Spice at a short notice. Around 200 people gathered on a chilly night with sub-zero temperatures. Chapter Coordinator, Shri Lakshmi Narayana Peri acted as emcee for the program and Dr. Adapa Prasad, national Vice President welcomed the attendees.
Few speakers including national General Secretary, Shri Madhu Bellam spoke on the occasion and spoke on the significance of this stupendous victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand where BJP got 80% of the seats and also historic win in Manipur. People talked about continued victory marches in the local body elections in states like Maharashtra, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chandigarh.
These victories demonstrate people’s confidence in the governance model of Shri Narendra Modi for fulfilling their soaring aspirations. Key leaders, Shri Giri Sadu, Shri Sant Gupta, Shri Ramesh Kalwala, Shri Kanwaljit Soni, Shri Ramana Muppala, Shri Ramesh Annamreddy, Shri Ramesh Kalwala, Shri Buchanna, Shri Krishna Gopu have organized the event. Distinguished National Council members, Shri Sameer Chandra and Shri Raghu Varma also spoke on the occasion. Shri Sameer Chandra who hails from Uttar Pradesh talked about his experience during the elections as he was one of the telephone campaign volunteers. After a sumptuous dinner, people shared the sweets and victory cake was cut. Program was concluded after enjoying patriotic songs and dancing to the victory songs.
On Sunday March 12, OFBJP Los Angeles chapter celebrated at The Cake Korner Indian Café and Bakery. Leaders from many Indian American organizations including HSS, VHP, ICS, UFICA and others have participated. Co-Coordinator and senior leaders Shri PK. Nayak said Indian Diaspora strongly support the Prime Minister of India for undertaking so many developmental programs making India great again. Shri Vijay Patil , membership convener thanked the new members.