Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in New Delhi on Thursday.
The proposed office with 70 rooms, spread across two acres, will come up on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, 5 km from the current office on Ashoka Road.
“The new office is not just a building or a structure but a symbol of the sacrifices of the party leaders,” Modi said.
“Our determination is to take everyone together, work for everyone. Nation building is our main priority,” the Prime Minister said.
“I think few party candidates lost deposits but that did not affect the determination of our party workers,” he added.
Veteran BJP leaders L K Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Union minister for home affairs Rajnath Singh, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, Union minister for road transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari, Union minister of urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu, Union minister of science and technology and earth sciences Dr Harshvardhan were also present on the occasion.
It will take about two years to complete the new office building which will be equipped with modern technological facilities to link the party headquarters with the party units in states and districts.
The office will be ready for occupation in two years time.