Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday turned 67 and started his day by taking blessings of his mother. People of all age groups and from all walks of life were seen celebrating, especially in Surat, where a special event was organised.
BJP chief Amit Shah will be in Ranchi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would be at Kirti Nagar in Delhi, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal in Chennai, and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in Mumbai, as part of the party's plan to celebrate their top leader's birthday as a "day of service" (Seva Diwas) across the country.
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh also wished the Prime Minister on his birthday, saying, "My best wishes to Modi ji on his birthday".
Modi is likely to visit his Lok Sabha constituency for two days on September 22.
Under the Modi government, Shah said, honest taxpayers, a majority of whom belonged to the middle class, felt they were valued following crackdowns against black money and corruption through various measures, including demonetisation and the benami law.
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The party accused the BJP government of "looting" the common people and profiting off their expenses. He also said that the government was taking Rs 51.78 off every Rs 100 spent on diesel.
He added that he first met Modi as a young BJP worker and neither of them was drawn to power as the saffron party then was far from the force it later became.
On this occasion, BJP leaders attended medical camps and blood donation events and took part in cleanliness drives.
"Today is a very sad day for India, and for one of our biggest peoples' movements and struggle - the Narmada Bacchao Andolan", Ravi Chellam, executive director at Greenpeace India said in a statement.
As Prime Minister Modi turns 67 today, major political entities sent in their wishes to him.