外文标题：BJP becomes largest political party in the world
NEW DELHI: The ruling BJP has become the largest political party in the world with its enrolment drive in the past five months taking its membership to 8.80 crore. The Communist Party of China was until now considered the largest party with about 8.60 crore members.
Sources said the party hit the 8.80 crore mark on Sunday and the BJP expects its membership to cross 10 crore by the end of this month, exactly what it had aimed for when it launched the drive in November last year. Party president Amit Shah will announce the final figure at the national executive to be held in Bangalore on April 3-4.
The ambitious membership drive was Shah's idea. He views a base of active members as a device for consolidating BJP's freshly-achieved pre-eminence.
Sceptics say the groundswell in membership is no reliable reflection of the party's actual strength on the ground, and that while PM Narendra Modi's popularity and the party's current influence may draw thousands into the fold, their loyalty will remain suspect and they might bolt when the going gets tough.
Tim Borty (Panaji, Goa)
Well, now we can say proudly that every Indian will get Roti, Kapda, Makan and don't have to use the fields or the railway sidelines for toilet .
ankit singh (jodhpur)
long live BJP
A milestone achieved hoping for a better future.
Only hope that all the crooks, criminals and anti-socials are not joining the BJP to protect themselves from the long arm of law
Yo da (Unknown)
BJP has the platform. It needs to use it wisely to ensure it sticks to its original promise.
Amarendra Ray (delhi)
This news is just for the record book. How many of then will remain loyal as soon as the tide turns is yet to be seen. Indian voters are notoriously known to be very fickle. Change sides at the drop of a hat ,nay with a liquor bottle.
Jaitien Kumar (Unknown)
try to be best party in the world not be if you are best then you also become largest party
BJP should continue in power for at least another 15 years to realise the fruits of Modi team's hard work. Even a smallest country like Singapore needed 10+ years to make an impact on the life of its people.
animesh p (Unknown)
it should start working towards the state where it has no presence.. assam, bengal, kerala, J&K should be on the top list..
What a whopping number of fools we jav in india. By god i now understand why india is not progtessing. If a mis call is all that is needed to enroll than this is a party led by FOOLS.