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Bharatiya Janata Party
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"BJP" redirects here. For other uses, see BJP (disambiguation). Bharatiya Janata Party|
Chairperson| 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)|
Founded| December 1980|
Preceded by| Bharatiya Jana Sangh|
Headquarters| 11 Ashoka Road,
New Delhi, 110001|
Newspaper| Kamal Sandesh|
Youth wing| Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha|
Women's wing| BJP Mahila Morcha|
Peasant's wing| Bharatiya Kisan Sangh|
Ideology| Integral humanism[1][2](official)
Hindu nationalism[3][4]
(Hindutva) [1]
Social conservatism[5]|
Political position| Right-wing[6][7][8]|
Colours| Saffron  |
ECI Status| National Party[9]|
Alliance| National Democratic Alliance (NDA)|
Seats in Lok Sabha| 116 / 545|
Seats in Rajya Sabha| 49 / 245|
Election symbol|
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The Bharatiya Janata Party ( pronunciation (help·info);; translation: Indian People's Party; abbreviated BJP) is the smaller of the two major partiesin 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 the parliament and in the various state assemblies. The Bharatiya Janata Party designates its official ideology and central philosophy to be "integral humanism",[1][2] based upon a 1965 book byDeendayal Upadhyaya.[10][11] The party is labelled as "Hindu nationalist",[12] and advocates social conservatism, self-reliance as outlined by theSwadeshi movement,[13] and a foreign policy centred around key nationalist principles. The party's platform is generally considered as the right-wing of the Indian political spectrum.[14][15][16][17] The BJP led the national government along with a coalition of parties of the NDA from 1998 to 2004, with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as Prime Minister, thus making it the first non-Congress government to last a full term in office. Since its election defeat in the 2004 general elections, the BJP has been principal amongst the opposition parties in parliament. Contents

* 1 History
* 1.1 Bharatiya Jana Sangh (1951-1980)
* 1.2 Bharatiya Janata Party (1980-)
* 2 Bharatiya Janata Party in general election
* 3 Ideology and political positions
* 3.1 Hindutva
* 3.2 Economic policies
* 3.3 Defence and terrorism
* 3.4 Foreign policy
* 4 Party structure
* 5 BJP in various states
* 5.1 List of current NDA Chief Ministers
* 6 List of presidents of the party
* 7 Controversies and criticism
* 7.1 Tehelka fake arms deal
* 7.2 Liberhan Commission findings
* 7.3 Use of Black Money in Election
* 8 References
* 9 External links
History[edit source | editbeta]
Main article: History of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (1951-1980)[edit source | editbeta]
The Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) was founded by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee in 1951 to support the Hindu nationalist cause. The party opposed the appeasement policy of the Indian National Congress[citation needed] and was against any compromise in the matters of...

References: Main article: History of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (1951-1980)[edit source | editbeta]
Bharatiya Janata Party (1980-)[edit source | editbeta]
In 1980, the leaders and workers of the former Bharatiya Jana Sangh, founded the Bharatiya Janata Party with Vajpayee as its first president
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first BJP Prime Minister of India(1998–2004).
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