[122], Taking a position against what it calls the "pseudo-secularism" of the Congress party, the BJP instead supports "positive secularism". The BJP was formally established in 1980, following a split by dissidents within the Janata coalition, whose leaders wanted to prohibit elected BJS… This was not well received among the BJP cadre, who criticised the government for being "weak". [55] The state and local levels of the Jana Sangh remained relatively unchanged, retaining a strong association with the RSS, which did not sit well with the moderate centre-right constituents of the Party. [97] The BJP was also able to expand its traditionally upper-caste, upper-class support base and received significant support from middle-class and Dalit people, as well as among Other Backward Classes. It has also ruled Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab and Puducherry as part of coalition governments. [45], A coalition of regional parties formed the government in 1996, but this grouping was short lived, and mid-term polls were held in 1998. [115] Until 2012, the BJP constitution mandated that any qualified member could be national or state president for a single three-year term. “We are receiving reports that indicate increasing harassment and targeting of minorities – in particular, Muslims and people from historically disadvantaged and marginalised groups, such as Dalits and Adivasis,” Bachelet said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March. Following victories in several state elections and better performances in national elections, the BJP became the largest party in the parliament in 1996; however, it lacked a majority in the lower house of Parliament, and its government lasted only 13 days.[45]. These themes are India's Culture, Agriculture, Women, Natural Resources, Youth power, Democracy and Knowledge. [103][a][b][c], The Bharatiya Janata Party was officially founded in 1980, and the first general election it contested was in 1984, in which it won only two Lok Sabha seats. In all these states, the BJP is junior ally in the ruling alliance. She is also a Mentor for women suffering from Mental Health, and helps them in becoming published authors. She believes Yoga and communication can make the world a better place, and is optimistic of a bright yet mysterious future! In Haryana, BJP shares power as the senior partner (Chief Minister of BJP) with Jannayak Janta Party. The NDA's campaign was based on the slogan "India Shining", which sought to depict it as responsible for a rapid economic transformation of the country. Following the election in 1996, the BJP became the largest party in the Lok Sabha for the first time, but the government it formed was short-lived. Shri Narendra Modi has outlined his Vision for the India of tomorrow which resonates with the BJP's philosophy of "Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas". Singh government, leading to fresh general elections. Singh. [64] Advani defended the yatra, stating that it had been free of incident from Somnath to Ayodhya, and that the English media were to blame for the violence that followed. The National Executive sets up a Parliamentary Board consisting of Party President and ten other members. [38] It has been the ruling political party of the Republic of India since 2014. It was the first time the Jana Sangh held political office, albeit within a coalition; this caused the shelving of the Jana Sangh's more radical agenda. [41][42] It has close ideological and organisational links to the much older Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). [129] Senior party members including Arun Jaitley and Harsh Vardhan openly support the rights of gender and sexual minorities in India. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to a second term in office after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took an unassailable lead in the South Asian country’s general elections, according to preliminary results. The Jana Sangh took part in the widespread protests, with thousands of its members being imprisoned along with other agitators across the country. Political party leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party. The Central Election Committee (CEC), is also set up by the National Executive, and consist of the 11 members of the Parliamentary Board and 8 other members[b][5] elected by the National Executive. [85] Scholars such as Paul Brass, Martha Nussbaum and Dipankar Gupta have said that there was a high level of state complicity in the incidents. Tourism is harnessing the vast tourism potential of India. Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the finance portfolio, today presented the state budget. LEADERSHIP. It is not centered around any individual, leader, family or dynasty. The National Executive of Bharatiya Janata Party is the presidium or the central decision-making assembly of the Bharatiya Janata Party setting the overall strategic direction of the party and policy development. The Jana Sangh won only three Lok Sabha seats in the first general elections in 1952. [139] Modi's government, in power from 2002 to 2014, followed a strongly neo-liberal agenda, presented as a drive towards development. The demolition sparked nationwide religious riots that left about 2,000 people dead, and created a fissure in Hindu-Muslim relations that have not recovered. [92] Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. Know more about… READ MORE. The Jana Sangh merged with parties from across the political spectrum, including the Socialist Party, the Congress (O) and the Bharatiya Lok Dal to form the Janata Party, with its main agenda being defeating Indira Gandhi. [143], The Vajpayee government ordered the Indian armed forces to expel the Pakistani soldiers occupying Kashmir territory, later known as the Kargil War. [71][72] The NDA had a majority with outside support from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Vajpayee returned as Prime Minister. [142], Compared to the Congress, the BJP takes a more aggressive and nationalistic position on defence policy and terrorism. Together, these 5Ts encapsulate all the strengths that, if harnessed fully, can propel India into leadership position in the community of nations.. [67], A 2009 report, authored by Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan, found that 68 people were responsible for the demolition, mostly leaders from the BJP. [95] This was the first instance since 1984 of a single party achieving an outright majority in the Indian Parliament[96] and the first time that it achieved a majority in the Lok Sabha on its own strength. She said that Advani and Joshi made provocative speeches that were a major factor in the mob's behaviour. The Bharatiya Janata Party (pronounced [bʱaːrətiːjə dʒənətaː paːrʈiː] (); transl. The five-Ts of Brand India are Talent, Trade, Tradition, Tourism and Technology. There is a dispute about whether a temple once stood there. 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