GUWAHATI, June 18 - The ruling BJP today suspended all its organisational activities for two days as a mark of respect for the Army personnel who sacrificed their lives in clashes with Chinese troops in Ladakh�s Galwan Valley.
Accordingly, the party deferred its �Asom Jana Sambodhan� virtual rally, which was scheduled to be addressed today by BJP�s national president JP Nadda.
The rally was planned to coincide with the first anniversary of the second term of the Narendra Modi-led Central government and the fourth anniversary of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led State government.
Nadda was scheduled to address the rally online from New Delhi, while Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and senior BJP leader and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma were to address it from the Srimanta Sanakaradeva Kalakshetra here.
However, the virtual rally was deferred following the party�s decision to suspend all organisational programmes for today and tomorrow.
Speaking to reporters here, Dass said that the party has postponed all its activities as a mark of solidarity with the armed forces of the country.
�We will forever be indebted to our soldiers and their families. Our country�s safety come first and we will not allow anyone to compromise on it. We know about the incident which took place in Ladakh during which 20 of our bravehearts made the supreme sacrifice. Prime Minister Modi has already give his reaction and said that there will be no compromise on the issue of the country�s security, integrity and sovereignty. He has also announced that an appropriate response will be given at an appropriate time,� said Dass.
He added, �Our party�s national president JP Nadda announced this morning that all organisational programmes of the party will be suspended. So, our State unit has also suspended all its organisational activities for today and tomorrow. The virtual rally, which was scheduled for today, has been deferred and will now be held on June 23.�
The party�s Statewide �Jan Sampark� mass outreach programme has also been suspended and will resume on June 20, Dass said.