BJP- Bhartiya Janata Party

BJP- Bhartiya Janata Party

Bharatiya Janata Party
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Bharatiya Janata Party
भारतीय जनता पार्टी

Rajnath Singh
Parliamentary Chairperson
L. K. Advani
Leader in Lok Sabha
Sushma Swaraj
(Leader of Opposition)
Leader in Rajya Sabha
Arun Jaitley
(Leader of Opposition)
Prime-ministerial candidate
Narendra Modi
Former Prime Minister(s)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
December 1980
Preceded by
Bharatiya Jana Sangh
11 Ashoka Road,
New Delhi 110001
Kamal Sandesh
Student wing
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
Youth wing
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Women's wing
BJP Mahila Morcha
Peasant's wing
BJP Kisan Morcha
Integral humanism
Hindu nationalism(Hindutva)
Social conservatism
Political position
ECI Status
National Party
National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
Seats in Lok Sabha
112 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
47 / 245
Election symbol

Politics of India
Political parties
The Bharatiya Janata Party ( pronunciation (help·info); "Indian People's Party"; BJP) is one of the two major parties in the Indian political system, the other being the Indian National Congress. Established in 1980, it is India's second largest political party in terms of representation in parliament and in the various state assemblies. It is widely regarded to be the political wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).[4]
The BJP's roots lie in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. For the 1977 general elections, the Jana Sangh merged with several parties to form the Janata Party to defeat the incumbent Congress party. Following Janata's dissolution in 1980, the rank and file of the erstwhile Jana Sangh reconvened as the Bharatiya Janata Party. Although initially unsuccessful, winning only two seats in the 1984 general election,...

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