New Delhi: BJP today claimed to have crossed the 10-crore membership mark to become the "largest" party in the world.
The occasion was celebrated at the party's headquarters here with bursting of crackers and slogan-shouting. Party president Amit Shah was given a standing ovation at the concluding session of a day-long workshop organised by BJP Parliamentary Party.
"At the concluding session, party president Amit Shah was there and the BJP Parliamentary Party gave him a standing ovation on the completition of his 10 crore membership. We have become the largest political party in the world among the democratic countries," Union Minister Venakaih Naidu told reporters after the workshop.
Earlier in the day, a number of party workers gathered at BJP headquarters at Ashoka Road and celebrated soon after the digital baord displayed there saw the membership crossing the 10-crore mark.