What is the full form of BJP?
The full form of BJP is “Bharatiya Janata Party”. In English, it means “Indian People’s Party”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the largest political party in the world. It is a right-wing, pro-business, pro-Hindu political party of India. The BJP came to power in the 2014 general election mainly because the ruling INC or Congress Party was beleaguered by massive corruption allegations. The ideological guiding force of the BJP is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The RSS is arguably India’s largest nongovernmental organization, and it serves as a mentor to the BJP cadres. As of February 2022, Mr. J. P. Nadda is the President of the BJP.
- 1953: Jana Sangh launched first major campaign, centred on a demand for the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir into India.
- 1968: Atal Bihari Vajpayee became president of Jana Sangh.
- 1975: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed a state of emergency. The Jana Sangh participated in widespread protests, with thousands of its members being jailed along with other agitators from across the country.
- 23 January 1977: 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.
- March 1977: The emergency was withdrawn and general elections were held. The Janata Party won a majority and formed a government with Morarji Desai as Prime Minister. The former Jana Sangh contributed the largest tally to the Janata Party’s parliamentary contingent, with 93 seats or 31% of its strength.