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Mukhtar Ansari to contest from Ghosi - April 23, 2014 03:25 PM

Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal from Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month, but later pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against Modi. 

Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi - April 23, 2014 02:11 PM

AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal has filed his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. He is contesting against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Kejriwal attacks Modi, Rahul - April 23, 2014 02:08 PM

Ahead of filing his nomination from Varanasi, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal launched a full throttle attack on both Narendra Modi & Rahul Gandhi. Addressing his supporters at a massie roadshow,  Kejriwal warned people to not get fooled.   "I am going to file my nomination in this worn out vehicle but Modi will come tomorrow (Thursday) in his helicopter. So people of Kashi should also not get fooled like the people in Amethi has been fooled for many years now," Kejriwal told his supporters who were accompanying him to the collectors office. He also said that the people of Varanasi want a candidate who understands & relates to their problems.

Arrest warrant against Giriraj Singh - April 23, 2014 01:48 PM

A Bokaro Court has issued  an arrest warrant against Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his hate speech in a campaign rally. The BJP leader will face charges under IPC Sections 153 A, 295 A and 298. The Bokaro Police have also pressed charges under the People's Representation Act  in the FIR.  Two FIRs were lodged against the BJP leader for saying that those who oppose Narendra Modi will only have a place in Pakistan

Would focus on positive work, not Vadra: Modi - April 23, 2014 11:28 AM

Terming Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra "unimportant", BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi said he would prefer focusing on positive work, rather than digging up skeletons. Asked if action would be taken against Priyanka Gandhi's husband Vadra if the BJP comes to power, Modi told ABP News: "In my tenure in government (Gujarat), I have never opened any closed file. This is my personal view. Five years is a small time, I would focus on doing good work." Source: IANS

BJP to get absolute majority, won't need regional support: Modi - April 23, 2014 10:39 AM

The NDA will get an "absolute clear-cut mandate" to form the government in the general election, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, dismissing speculation of any need to align with key regional parties that could object to his prime ministership. In a free-wheeling interview with ABP News TV channel for its programme "Ghoshnapatra" (manifesto), Modi answered a range of questions from governance, Pakistan, his likely trip to the US, bringing back black money, the 2002 Godhra riots, his marriage and on the Congress. Source: IANS

BJP leader's Giriraj Singh's rallies banned, may be arrested soon - April 23, 2014 10:30 AM

BJP leader Giriraj Singh's election rally and road shows have been banned in Bihar and Jharkhand. It  is also likely that he maybe  arrested soon for his remark that critics of Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday. Taking serious note of Singh's remark, the Election Commission has also asked him to submit his explanation to it by April 24. Source: IANS

Gandhis removed Narasimha Rao from public memory: Modi - April 22, 2014 05:47 PM

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today accused the Gandhi family of "removing" late former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao from public memory. Addressing a rally in Nizamabad, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader also accused the Congress of adopting a "divide and rule" policy. Source: IANS

Two Ex-CMs face survival test in Jharkhand - April 22, 2014 03:39 PM

The third phase of Jharkhand polls is crucial for the political survival of two former chief ministers, Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, who head two key regional parties of the state. The four seats which go to the polls on Thursday are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three of the four seats in 2009, while JMM had won the Dumka seat. Source: IANS

Chhattisgarh's top guns face tough fight - April 22, 2014 02:00 PM

Chhattisgarh's political bigwigs, including a niece of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, face their toughest battle as the third and final phase of polling takes place in the state on Thursday. Those in the fray include six-time BJP MP and former Union Minister Ramesh Bais, Congress leader and Union Minister of state Charandas Mahant and Karuna Shukla, who is Vajpayee's niece. Source: IANS

Azam pitches Mulayam as PM - April 22, 2014 12:52 PM

SP leader Azam Khan has raised a pitch for party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as the next Prime Minister of the country. "It would be unfortunate for India if Mulayam Singh does not become the Prime Minister, he said at a rally. This latest pitch for the SP Supremo comes at a time, when he has been reiterating that neither BJP nor Congress will come to power at the centre, and the Third Front, in which SP would be the largest party, would form government at the Centre

Sibal hits out after Modi tweets - April 22, 2014 12:18 PM

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal lashed out at Narendra Modi after the latter tweeted criticizing Togadia & Giriraj.  Sibal questioned why Modi had not taken any action against either Togadia or Giriraj. Scoffing at Mr Modi's tweets, Congress' Kapil Sibal said, "What about all the statements that he has made since 2002 against the leadership of Congress party and against all other people? The man absolutely has a forked tongue and he speaks with a double voice.


Modi distances self from 'irresponsible statements' - April 22, 2014 11:00 AM

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today expressed his disapproval over "irresponsible" statements being made by those claiming to be the party's well wishers. "I disapprove any such irresponsible statement & appeal to those making them to kindly refrain from doing so," Modi tweeted. The leader's reaction comes after VHP leader Pravin Togadia and party leader Giriraj Singh's reported hate speeches. The reaction also comes despite RSS support to Togadia Source: IANS

EC orders FIR against BJP's Giriraj Singh in Patna - April 22, 2014 10:39 AM

The Election Commission on Monday ordered the Patna district administration to lodge an FIR against senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his remark that critics and opponents of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are "pro-Pakistan" and the neighbouring country is the place for those opposing him. Source: IANS

NDA now a major player in Tamil Nadu: Advani - April 22, 2014 10:29 AM

Senior BJP leader L.K.Advani Monday said his party-led NDA has altered the election battle scene in Tamil Nadu. Addressing an election rally in this Tamil Nadu town around 140 km from Chennai, he said the people are seeing the BJP-led alliance as a major combatant in the state where traditionally it rivals were AIADMK or the DMK. Source: IANS

Probe missing voters' names in Maharashtra, says BJP - April 22, 2014 10:27 AM

The BJP on Monday demanded a probe into the circumstances leading to the deletion of names of more than six million voters in Maharashtra. Vinod Tiwari, the Bharatiya Janata Party's national vice president and co-convenor of the party's legal and legislative cell, filed a complaint with the Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi and the Maharashtra chief electoral officer in this regard. Source: IANS

Congress has only one agenda - to stop me, says Modi - April 22, 2014 10:17 AM

The Congress is pursuing a single-point agenda "Stop Modi" but the voting trend so far in the Lok Sabha elections indicates that the UPA is on its way out, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said. Addressing an election rally in Kalyan town in Thane district, Modi said the Congress was not fighting to retain power or to win the election. Source: IANS

No post poll alliance with Trinamool, says BJP - April 22, 2014 10:16 AM

Accusing the Trinamool Congress of running a " tyrannical" government in West Bengal, the BJP ruled out the possibility of a post-poll alliance with the Mamata Banerjee led party. "We will not have any alliance with the Maharani of Trinamool Congress," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Siddhartha Nath Singh said on Monday  Source: IANS

Never gave a clean chit to Tytler: Amarinder - April 22, 2014 10:12 AM

Facing criticism from the ruling Akali Dal and other Sikh groups for defending Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday said he had not given a clean chit to the Congress leader. Amarinder Singh, who is the Congress candidate from the Amritsar Lok Sabha consituency and faces Bharatiya Janata Party's Arun Jaitley, said: "I am nobody to give clean chit to anyone, including Jagdish Tytler, as it is for the courts to decide."   Source: IANS

Opponents plan to slice up Modi's Varanasi pie - April 21, 2014 04:59 PM

 Far from the high-decibel campaigning and 24x7 politicking that are setting the stage for the most interesting contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are pointers in this temple town that BJP challenger Narendra Modi might not have an easy ride. Readying for a "close finish" contest here, the opposition parties are discreetly working on a plan to upstage the Gujarat chief minister.  Source: IANS

Amit Shah is a murder accused: Sibal - April 21, 2014 04:17 PM

Law Minister Kapil Sibal today alleged that BJP leader Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah was an accused in the triple murders of Sohrabuddin, Kausar Bi and Tulsi Ram Prajapati. Sibal, at a press conference read out excerpts from a CBI report, and said strong circumstantial evidence suggests that Shah is involved in the "murders". Source: IANS

Togadia made no anti-Muslim comments: BJP - April 21, 2014 04:16 PM

The BJP Monday defended VHP president Pravin Togadia, saying he made no anti-Muslim comments, a day after news reports quoted him as saying that Muslims should be thrown out of Hindu areas. "I talked to Togadiaji. He said he did not make such a statement," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told news persons.  Source: IANS

Congress has bluffed on 'one rank, one pension': Jaitley - April 21, 2014 04:01 PM

The Congress has repeatedly "bluffed" ex-servicemen on the issue of "one rank, one pension", senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said today.  "The BJP has included the 'one rank, one pension' issue as part of its manifesto. We are committed to implement this. The Congress has been repeatedly bluffing ex-servicemen on this issue," he said. Source: IANS

Corrupt politicians will be behind bars: Modi - April 21, 2014 02:43 PM

BJP leader Narendra Modi, in a retort of sorts to Rahul Gandhi's question, said that all corrupt leaders in the country would have to face trial if he is voted to power. The Gujarat chief minister said if the BJP forms the government, he would ensure that politicians involved in graft were sent behind bars. "I will not spare anyone who is corrupt or has a criminal background" 

Jaitley questions Amarinder on Tytler clean chit - April 21, 2014 02:42 PM

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley  questioned Congress leader Amarinder Singh on his clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "It is for the investigating and judicial process to find out the truth. Why has captain Amarinder Singh become the 'Devil's Advocate' and decided to offer a clean chit to Jagdish Tytler? Is he trying to prejudge the guilt of a person who is perceived to be involved in the riots? Is personal and political relationship more important to the Captain than the interest of the victims?" said Jaitley in his blog. He further said it was only the NDA government who appointed the Justice Nanavati Commission of Inquiry which came out with the truth. Source: IANS
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About Bharatiya Janata Party

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Founded on December 1980
FoundersAtal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani
Prominent leaders of BJPNarendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Rajnath Singh
Parliamentary ChairpersonL K Advani
President of BJPRajnath Singh
Leader of BJP in Lok SabhaSushma Swaraj
Leader of BJP in Rajya SabhaArun Jaitley
PM Candidate 2014Narendra Modi
Former Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Political PositionRight Wing (Socialism)
PhilosophyHindu-nationalist ideology, Integral humanism, social conservatism
Election symbolBharatiya Janata Party Symbol
AllianceNDA (National Democratic Alliance)
Party typeNational Party
BJP Youth WingBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
BJP Women Wing BJP Mahila Morcha
Student WingAkhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
Peasant's WingBJP Kisan Morcha
Seats in Lok Sabha116 out of 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha49 out of 245
Head office address11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110001
Phone no.011-23005700
Official websitehttp://www.bjp.org/
BJP current Chief Ministers
BJP Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh
BJP Goa CM Shri Manohar Parrikar
BJP Gujarat CM Shri Narendra Modi
BJP Madhya Pradesh CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan
NDA Punjab CM Sardar Prakash Singh Badal(SAD)
BJP Rajasthan CM Smt. Vasundhara Raje
BJP Candidate List for General Elections 2014
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) translated in English as the "Indian People's Party", is one of the most prominent political party in India today.
It is a major national party with a right-wing political position. It strongly adheres to a Hindu-nationalist ideology, proposing Hindutva through social conservatism and perseverance of Hinduism. It is the most significant member of the family of active organizations known as the 'Sangh Parivar'. The BJP was officially formed in 1980,under the political guidance and leadership of two of its most significant leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani. Both of them were members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), the political wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, nationalist cultural organization of independent India. The BJS was founded by Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee in 1951, to combat the increasing political power of the Indian National Congress (INC). The INC had initiated a number of compromises in the questions of political and cultural integrity and unity of India. For instance, the BJS did not support the appeasement policy for Muslims, which was introduced by Gandhiji and carried out by the INC. This was unacceptable to the ideological standings of the BJS. To revolt against each of these issues, the BJS, under the umbrella of RSS, began to grow in strength. But soon after, with Mookherjee's death, the organization started to decline in political importance. The BJS lasted for 24 years, under the able leadership of Deendayal Upadhyaya. It was in this period that leaders like Vajpayee and Advani were groomed, who would be able to take charge of the future political affairs of India. In the 1977 elections, after the Indira Gandhi-imposed Emergency was called off, the BJS merged with three other active political organizations with a socialist and regionalist approach. This coalition came to be called the Janata Party. It won a landslide victory by a thumping majority in the 1977 elections, and formed the government under Morarji Desai's leadership. However, with increasing internal factionalism and political chaos, the Janata Party collapsed in 1979. The Bharatiya Janata Party was formally announced in December 1980, comprising members of the nucleus of the Janata Party. Vajpayee was the first President of the BJP. The BJP came to power at the Centre, by forming a coalition of parties in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) from 1998 to 2004. The present President of the BJP is Rajnath Singh. Today it is the major opposition party in the Houses of Parliament. Sushma Swaraj is the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, whereas Arun Jaitley is the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. The National Executive Committee of the BJP has unanimously decided to file Narendra Modi, the present Chief Minister of Gujarat, as its fittest candidate for the post of Prime Minister in the 2014 general elections.

Election Symbol and its Significance

The Election Symbol of the BJP from its inception, as approved by the Election Commission of India is the “Lotus”. The Lotus is the national flower of India. The BJP election symbol therefore has many prominent representations. Firstly, the symbol is used to indicate a national identity that the BJP strongly upholds. The BJP's political ideology is Hindutva, which it describes as cultural nationalism. In other words, the BJP is adherent to cultural values of India, which holds a national significance. For example, the BJP promotes the ban on cow-killing, as it is considered a Hindu God. Again, the party upholds the cultural unity of India, by strongly criticizing the European notions of ‘secularism'. The BJP believes that the INC is political party with a pseudo-secular ideology. It also believes, that by strongly propagating a cultural nationalist Hindutva approach, it is not in anyway, propagating a Hindu nationalism which believes in dividing the nation along religious lines. On the contrary, the BJP asserts that it is dedicated to the building up of a harmonious, united and integrated India, which will uphold its traditions and heritages. The objectives of the Party are outlined thus: "The party is pledged to build up India as a strong and prosperous nation, which is modern, progressive and enlightened in outlook and which proudly draws inspiration from India's ancient culture and values and thus is able to emerge as a great world power, playing an effective role in the community of nations for the establishment of world peace and a just international order. The Party aims at establishing a democratic state which guarantees to all citizens irrespective of caste, creed or sex, political, social and economic justice, equality of opportunity and liberty of faith and expression.” In other words, the election symbol of the BJP is, according to the party, supposed to symbolize a Pan-Indian outlook, representing and respecting all sections of a united Bharat or India. Secondly, the lotus is a symbol of Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and education, according to Hindu mythology. The BJP promotes cultural education in various colleges and universities. For example, it recommends the teaching of the Hindu Holy Book, the Gita in various schools across India. Through this wisdom, the BJP believes it can spread the message of traditionalism, cultural pride, purity and integral humanism to the masses of India, including the lower castes and other minorities.

National Executives of BJP

The leaders of the BJP, who are also their national representatives and executives, are the following:
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Senior Leader of BJP-Vajpayee was the founder of the BJP. He was also the Prime Minister of India from 1998-2004. Presently he is a member of the present National Executive Committee of the BJP.
  • L.K. Advani, Senior Leader of BJP-Advani is the present Parliamentary Chairperson representing the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Leader of Opposition in the 10thand 14thLok Sabha sessions respectively. He had replaced Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the President of BJP. When the NDA formed the government at the Centre in 1998, under the Prime Ministerial role of Vajpayee, Advani was the Home Minister in his cabinet. Later he was given the post of Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002-04. Advani has written his autobiography called “My Country My Life” which was published in 2008.
  • Rajnath Singh, President of BJP-Singh is serving his second term as President of BJP. His first term in the same role was from 2005-2009. And second term is from 2013 to present. He has remained the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, as well as a Cabinet Minister of the NDA in the Centre.
  • Nitin Gadkari, ex- President of the BJP-Gadkari remained in office as President of BJP from 2010 to 2013, when he was succeeded by Rajnath Singh. He is a member of the National Executive Committee of BJP.
  • Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition of Lok Sabha-Swaraj is an ex Chief Minister of Delhi as well as a Union Cabinet Minister of the NDA-led government of India. She has remained an MP for a consecutive period of 6 terms. She is presently the Leader of Opposition for the 15thLok Sabha session.
  • Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha- A notable lawyer by profession, Jaitley is a member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP. He was a Cabinet Minister of the NDA-led government, holding important departments like the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as Law and Justice.
  • Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat-Modi is a member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP as well as the PM- candidate from the party for the 2014 general elections. He is serving his 4thterm as Chief Minister of Gujarat.


As a major national political party of India, the BJP has made a number of significant contributions to the political scenario of the country. Some of these are listed below:
  • The BJP has to its credit a number of frontal organizations. For example, the BJP youth wing, called the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), founded at almost the same time as the formation of the mother organization BJP, has contributed to the student politics in the country, fighting major issues such as corruption and unemployment. The women wing of the BJP, called the BJP Mahila Morcha, claims to have addressed a number of feminist issues like women violation, both in the domestic and public spheres.
  • In the capacity of the Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee ensured peaceful relations with the neighboring country Pakistan. He signed the Lahore Declaration in 1999, with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. He thereby committed to long-lasting peace of India with Pakistan. In 2001, Vajpayee initiated a summit between the two nations, inviting Pervez Musharraf as the Pakistan military ruler. Although the summit failed, Vajpayee is said to have made repeated attempts to again warm up the relation between the two nations.
  • In 2004, the BJP-led NDA government signed the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), with the neighboring countries of the subcontinent, namely Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
  • The BJP-led NDA government attempted to attract huge foreign investments through major infrastructural development projects like the Golden Quadrilateral network of National highways as well as the North South East West Corridor.
  • As Education Minister, Rajnath Singh famously passed the Anti Copy Act in 1992.

Contact Details

  • Official Website of BJP - http://www.bjp.org/
  • Information - webmaster@bjp.org
  • Head-Office Address of BJP - 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
  • Contact Numbers-PHONE:011-23005700
  • FAX:011-23005787
  • Email id:bjpco2006@gmail.com

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