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Bharatiya Janata Party

Bharatiya Janata party is a leading political party in India and at present plays the role of opposition. It s abbreviated name is simply the "BJP".

The BJP has evolved from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, that was formed by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in 1951 as the political wing of the activist Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh.

The Bharatiya Jana Sangh put in major efforts to re-establish India according to the norms of Hindu culture, much to the chagrin of other parties that believed in Secularism...
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BJP News

BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Karnataka

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    8:22 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Monday released fourth list of seven candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. View More..

AIADMK-BJP not a double-barrel gun, say AIADMK leaders

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    8:02 pm
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Leaders of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Monday denied that they are acting like a double-barrel gun, along with the BJP. View More..

Improper for Naidu to reject impeachment motion: Goa Congress leader

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    7:14 pm
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) It was improper for Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu to make advance publicity a ground to reject an impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra since many BJP leaders have done so in the past, Goa Congress President Shantaram Naik said on Monday. View More..

1,127 nominations for Karnataka Assembly polls

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    7:12 pm
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) had received 1,127 nominations for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls till Monday, the penultimate day before the deadline ends, the poll panel said. View More..

Congress' impeachment move was attempt to weaken SC: Amit Shah

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    7:10 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Monday hit out at Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi after the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra was rejected, accusing them of seeking to "demonize and weaken" every institution maintaining its individual identity. View More..

Malhotra writes to Rathore on omission of shooting from 2022 CWG

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    7:02 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) All India Council of Sports (AICS) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Monday requested Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra to take up strongly at all forums the issue of dropping the shooting discipline from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. View More..

Bengal panchayat polls: One dead in violence on extended nomination day

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    6:44 pm
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The extended deadline day of filing nominations for West Bengal Panchayat polls on Monday, witnessed widespread violence and clashes between rival political groups in several districts resulting in the death of at least one person in Birbhum district. View More..

Rahul Gandhi questions Modi on 'spirituality in cleaning toilets'

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    6:40 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on associating spirituality with cleaning of toilets and also took a jibe at him on frying of 'pakodas'. View More..

Naidu rejects impeachment motion, opposition MPs to move SC (Roundup)

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    6:38 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Dealing a blow to the opposition, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra on the ground that there was lack of "credible and verifiable" information on charges of "misbehaviour" which, he said, undermined judiciary's independence. View More..

J&K Congress accuses BJP, RSS of communalising Kathua incident

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    6:26 pm
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Accusing the BJP and the RSS of trying to create a communal divide over the Kathua rape and murder case, Jammu and Kashmir's Congress leaders on Monday appealed to the people to maintain communal harmony. View More..

Chairman's decision on impeachment illegal, SC will be moved: Sibal

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    6:06 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Attacking the rejection of the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra as "illegal, wrong and unconstitutional", Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday said the opposition members who had signed the motion will move the Supreme Court challenging the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu. View More..

Nanar refinery project: Maharashtra ruling allies, opposition in ugly spat

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    5:58 pm
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday challenged its coalition ally Bharatiya Janata Party to shift the proposed Nanar refinery complex from the state to Gujarat, even as the latter hit back viciously along with the Opposition to unleash a full-fledged political controversy. View More..

Rahul failed leader, Congress impeachment to end with Karnataka results: BJP

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    5:48 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Dubbing Congress President Rahul Gandhi a "failed leader", the BJP on Monday said that the "impeachment" of the opposition party began with the 2014 elections and will end with the Karnataka Assembly elections. View More..

Bengal Panchayat polls: Sporadic violations as fresh nominations filed

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    5:26 pm
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Fresh nominations for the West Bengal Panchayat polls were filed on Monday amid tight security even as sporadic incidents clashes between the state's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition party activists took place in some districts. View More..

BJP accuses Akhilesh of having patronised criminals

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    5:18 pm
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's ruling BJP on Monday attacked former UP Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav over his "loose comments" in recent interviews, warning him that criminals, patronized by him, will no longer have a free run under the Yogi Adityanath government. View More..

Nanar row: Fadnavis hits back at Shiv Sena

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    4:54 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Minutes after ally Shiv Sena attacked the proposed Nanar refinery project, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hit back on Monday. View More..

Dalit votes make them important for politicians: Paswan

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    4:32 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Blaming the Congress for the poor state of Dalits in the country, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said it was their votes that attracted politicians to them. View More..

Criminal who killed BJP leader shot dead

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    4:22 pm
Noida, April 23 (IANS) Police from Noida and Gurugram in Haryana on Monday gunned down a criminal who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head. View More..

Opposition uproar in Odisha Assembly over 'rising rapes'

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    4:14 pm
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) The opposition Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday created a ruckus in the Odisha Assembly over what they called the "increasing number of rape cases" in the state. View More..

Modi government crushing SC: Rahul

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    3:28 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of "crushing" and "suppressing" the Supreme Court and asserted that his party will not allow the ruling alliance to derail institutions created by the Constitution. View More..



About Bharatiya Janata Party

Bharatiya Janata Party History

Bharatiya Janata party is a leading political party in India and at present plays the role of opposition. It s abbreviated name is simply the "BJP". The BJP has evolved from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, that was formed by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in 1951 as the political wing of the activist Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh put in major efforts to re-establish India according to the norms of Hindu culture, much to the chagrin of other parties that believed in Secularism. In 1967, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) gained a sizeable grip in the Hindi-dominating provinces of northern India. After a decade, this party headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee made coalitions with three other political parties and established a new group that was called the Janata Party and took over the pedals of the government. These newly formed coalitions were overwhelmed by factionalism and internal clashes and the government collapsed in July 1979. The Bharatiya Janata party or the BJP, was officially formed in 1980 after splitting by rebellions within the Janata Dal alliance, whose main leaders wanted to exclude chosen BJS officials from participating in the RSS. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh consequently identified itself as the Bharatiya Janata party which was governed by the principles of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani, and Murali Manohar Joshi. The Bharatiya Janata party led the national government along with alliance of parties of the NDA from 1998 to 2004 and Atal Bihari Vajpayee ruled the government as Prime Minister.

Party Symbol

The party symbol is lotus (kamal) which has been represented in various shapes and colours, especially saffron. However in electronic voting machines (EVM), it is a lined diagram of the lotus flower in blue. The voters, so used to seeing a saffron lotus, are often confused when they see this blue outline of a lotus as they are looking for the saffron, the colour most associated with the BJP. Due to this reason in 2013 the party made an effort to promote the outlined lotus in all its propaganda.

"The symbol kamal (lotus) may not be decorated, distorted or made colourful in any way to make it more attractive. By doing so, the voters get confused at the time of voting," Rajnath Singh said in his November 2, 2013 letter.

BJP National Leaders

Party leadership at the moment includes Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mr. L K Advani, Mr. Rajnath Singh, and Mr. Narendra Modi. There are many leaders who have been very vocal and visible in the party like Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, Mr. Arun Jaitley and Mr. Venkaiah Naidu

BJP's Presence in different states

Records indicate that since December 2013, the BJP has attained a majority of assembly seats in five states that include Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Goa. In two other states Punjab and Nagaland it shares power with other political parties of the NDA coalition. The BJP has formerly ruled Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, as well as Odisha, and Jharkhand as part of coalition governments.

List of BJP Chief Ministers

S.no States Chief Minister
1 Chhattisgarh Shri Raman Singh
2 Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar
3 Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi
4 Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan
5 Punjab Sardar Prakash Singh Badal
6 Punjab Smt. Vasundhara Raje


Ideology and Objectives

The Bharatiya Janata party has immense significance in the politics of India. It believes that the party runs by the maxims vital humanism and Hindutva, which was elucidated by the party as cultural nationalism devoted to a pleasant civilization as opposed to Hindu nationalism. Party advocates sternly believe in national defense strategies. The notion of Hindutva is the focal point in the philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata party. The party thinks it has a major objective to change India into a contemporary and progressive country by following the rules from ancient Hindu culture and values of India. According to the party's establishment, it describes that the party is vowed to develop India as a strong and wealthy nation, which is progressive and liberal in position and thus is able to appear as a great world power in the world. The BJP has a goal to develop a democratic state which promises to all people irrespective of caste, creed or sex, political, social and economic fairness, equal opportunity and freedom of faith and expression. The Party shall bear true loyalty to the structure of India at legal ground and to the beliefs of socialism, secularism and social equality and would maintain the power, unity and openness of India.

BJP and Hindutva

The BJP reveals great dedication to Hindutva, a philosophy expressed by Hindu politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The party emphasizes that Hindutva is just cultural nationalism, which supports Indian inheritance and culture over Westernization. The principles of the BJP asserted that Hindutva naturally broadens to all Indians despite differences of religion. Many investigators and political leaders designated that Hindutva philosophy adopted by the BJP and its associates is to redefine India in terms of its Hindu legacy, and to recast it as a Hindu nation. It is just an effort to establish a Hindu nationalist party.

After the creation of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 1998, there is an alteration in the beliefs and policies of the BJP on Hindutva, as numerous groups merged that had diverse beliefs. The BJP has enacted diverse strategies in government to take forward its Hindutva ideology, like changing the content in school books. Mr Murali Manohar Joshi's efforts were opposed to strongly by other national parties.

Ram Janmabhoomi and the BJP

Since its initial stage, the BJP is committed to build the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya at the location of the disputed structure/Babri Mosque. The party was in the forefront of the campaign to construct a temple in the start of 1990s, and raised this issue in the electoral process in 1991. There was massive support by hindus who has donated bricks and service to the temple building process. The Kar sevaks were aggressive and determined. So much was the support that the BJP was able to come to power at the center not to speak of the demolition of the Babri Masjid during a BJP rally in 1992. However, the building of the temple in the rhetoric of the party has been toned down as the enthusiasm of the people died down and also much blood has been shed over the issue in terms of riots and destabilization of the Indian Nation.

The BJP Definition Of Secularism

The BJP emerged as a huge party that strongly criticized the Congress for accepting "pseudo-secularism", instead of "positive secularism". The BJP particularly supports the abolition of the laws that exist to preserve the cultural inheritance of minority groups such as Muslims and the endorsement of a uniform civil code across all religions. Atal Bihari Vajpayee stated that Indian secularism must visualize all religions with great respect, while European secularism was autonomous of religion and make Indian secularism more constructive.

BJP's stand on Bangladeshi Immigrants

The BJP has espoused strategies that rebuff illegal migration into India from Bangladesh. The party justifies its stand by stating that such illegal immigration may lead to disturbance in India mostly in the states of Assam and West Bengal and intimidate the security, financial system, and strength of the nation. Many scholars designated that the BJP party consider these Hindu migrants from Bangladesh as refugees, and they are illegal.

Economic Policies of the BJP

The monetary strategy of the BJP has considerably transformed since its establishment in 1980, and there is an array of economic philosophies within the party. In the decade of 1980, the BJP, revealed the thoughts of the RSS and its associates. It adopted Swadeshi, or the sponsorship of native industries and products, and a protectionist export strategy. Mainly, BJP favored internal economic liberalization and resisted the state-driven industrialization that is encouraged by its opponent party, the Congress.

As time passed, the policies of the BJP had changed and in the elections in 1996, the BJP had changed its attitude considerably from protectionism and moved toward globalization. At that time, its election proposal suggested to enhance foreign investment in priority business areas, while limiting it in other sectors. When the party gained power at the centre in 1998, it changed its standing and worked to promote globalization. During this period, NDA had made much transformation and there were unparalleled entry of foreign companies into India. Such activities created heavy criticism from the left parties and also from its supportive parties such as the RSS and the Swadeshi Jagran Manch. The communist parties stated that the BJP wanted to calm down the World Bank and the United States government through its neoliberal strategies. This attitude was reverberated by the RSS, and raised concerns that the BJP did not follow Swadeshi principles.

But in the period of two NDA governments that was from 1998 to 2004, India's GDP had increased significantly. In the 2004 election process, BJP's slogan was India Shining that diverted attention of the public to visualize substantial transformation in the market. The party's ideology is to develop the free market in order to enhance wealth to all sectors of civilization. Though its ideology favors national development, the party had to face an unforeseen defeat. Many critics voiced that NDA's policies were not effectual as it overlooked the needs of the poor and marginalized and put more emphasis on its business.

Such changes in the monetary policies of the BJP have been mirrored in the state government, particularly in Gujarat where BJP has ruled for long time. Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat since 2002, has followed a clearly neoliberal program, framed as a drive towards expansion. His government devised strategies that favor wide-ranging privatization of infrastructure and services, as well as a significant rollback of labor and environmental system. Such policies are appreciated by the business group of people but critics argue that the party is supporting high class people. Also many rules and laws are overlooked to accommodate these businesses which may lead to more problems later.

The BJP on National Defence

The BJP has outlined polices to promote a strong national defence mechanism which includes a transformation of India's armed forces and a strong nuclear deterrence. It supports the full incorporation of Jammu and Kashmir into India by withdrawing its special status. The BJP claims to follow the principles of Gandhian socialism. It favors positive secularism and spotless administration. According to the BJP, struggle of reservations for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are similar to the backward castes as per the proposal of the Mandal Commission.

BJP and its future

Currently, the BJP is visualized as a good option to take political power in the country. BJP has won the state assembly election 2013 in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and come out as the biggest party in Delhi. To generate awareness among people, the Bhartiya Janata Party has even launched a website and invited suggestions from voters for its election manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP's manifesto is influential as it is collecting "people's ideas" with the option of "Post your suggestion" at their website www.bjpelectionmanifesto.com. In the party manifesto, BJP promoted images of prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, party president Rajnath Singh and head of the proposal committee Dr Murli Manohar Joshi. Mr. Modi appeals to citizens of India that they will change representative democracy into participatory democracy. The party also assures people about non-negotiable commitment and representation of the aspirations of the all citizens of India, with special focus on the youth.


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