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My government's religion is 'India first': Modi
February 27, 2015 05:51 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government, which followed the religion of "India first", was working keeping in mind the thought of "development of all" with particular emphasis on the northeastern part of the country. Replying to the discussion in the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to President Pranab Mukherjee's address, he also said that his government "corrected" the land acquisition act for the sake of farmers, and if there is anything anti-farmer in the law they are ready to change it. He also stressed that the government had "compelled" the nation to talk about black money. He said that his government was working for all states without differentiating which party was in power there. "We don't look at colour of the party's flag in a state but look at the tricolour," he said, adding that his government was not discriminating among the states on the basis of their governments. He also claimed that it was the first time after Independence, that the budgets of the states have more money than that of the centre, adding this has been done to empower states. Source: IANS
PM responds to 'visa' jibe
February 27, 2015 05:40 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the opposition if it did not have any other issue to criticise him on in response to their jibe that he should be given a visa to come to parliament. "They said you need a visa to come to parliament. I don't have to say anything but there are things that need to be done at international level," Modi said in Lok Sabha on Friday while responding to the debate on President Pranab Mukherjee's address to parliament. "Previous prime ministers went to these meetings, this prime minister has to go and so will the prime ministers of future. "To make fun of this, has politics come to this level? Are there no other issues left to criticise me on?" he said. Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien, during the winter session of parliament, had said that the prime minister should be given a "visa" to come to Rajya Sabha as opposition leaders demanded a statement from Modi on communal comments by union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Source: IANS
Citizenship amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha
February 27, 2015 04:43 PM
The government on Friday introduced in the Lok Sabha the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. The bill was introduced by Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary. The government on Thursday had withdrawn the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2014, introduced in the winter session, from Lok Sabha, saying that a fresh legislation would be brought soon. The 2014 bill needed to be withdrawn since an ordinance was issued in Jan merging the PIO and OCI schemes. The ordinance was promulgated in order to give PIOs benefits like life-long visa and exemption from appearing before the local police station on every visit. Source: IANS
Land acquisition bill amended for farmers: Modi
February 27, 2015 04:20 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government "corrected" the land acquisition act for the sake of farmers, and if there is anything anti-farmer in the law they are ready to change it. Replying to the debate on the motion of thanks to President Pranab Mukherjee's address to a joint session of parliament, Modi attacked Congress saying that they should not be so "arrogant" to believe their act was the best. "This is a small solution to correct the mistakes. We don't reject your attempt, we are just adding something," Modi said. "If there is anything anti-farmer there, we are ready to change it. Take political mileage out of it I have no problem. I will still give the credit to those who made the law publicly," he said hinting at the Congress-led UPA which passed the The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill in 2013. Sourc: IANS
We have forced nation to talk about black money: Modi
February 27, 2015 03:39 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the government had "compelled" the nation to talk about black money. "We have compelled the nation to talk about black money. This is a big thing," Modi said that while replying to the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President's address in the Lok Sabha. "Our first decision in our first cabinet meeting was the decision on (forming) SIT on black money," he said. Modi said that corruption had "ruined the nation" and the issue should not be discussed through political prism. Source: IANS

Status of Top Leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party for Haryana Vidhan Sabha Elections 2015

The table below shows the result of all the famous political leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party for Haryana vidhan Sabha Election Results 2015

Votes so far: 41549
Votes so far: 53770

Status of Top Leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party for Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha Elections 2015

The table below shows the result of all the famous political leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party for Jharkhand vidhan Sabha Election Results 2015

Chandreshwar Prasad Singh
Votes so far: 95760
Lois Marandi
Votes so far: 70367
Jay Prakash Singh Bhogta
Votes so far: 69745
Nirbhay Kumar Shahabadi
Votes so far: 57450
Raghubar Das
Constituency:Jamshedpur East
Votes so far: 103427
Ramkumar Pahan
Votes so far: 94581
Satyendra Nath Tiwari
Votes so far: 74638

Status of Top Leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Elections 2015

The table below shows the result of all the famous political leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra vidhan Sabha Election Results 2015

Khadse Eknathrao Ganpatrao
Votes so far: 85657
Ram Kadam
Constituency:Ghatkopar West
Votes so far: Not Available
Prakash Mehta
Constituency:Ghatkopar East
Votes so far: Not Available
Adv. Ashish Shelar
Constituency:Vandre West
Votes so far: 74779
Mangal Prabhat Lodha
Constituency:Malabar Hill
Votes so far: 97818
Gavit Vijaykumar Krushnarao
Votes so far: 101328
Raj K. Purohit
Votes so far: Not Available
Kisan Shankar Kathore
Votes so far: 85543
Prashant Ramsheth Thakur
Votes so far: 125142
Anil Anna Gote
Constituency:Dhule City
Votes so far: Not Available
Meghe Sameer Dattatraya
Votes so far: 84139
Haribhau Madhav Jawale
Votes so far: 65962
Constituency:Nagpur South West
Votes so far: 113918
Votes so far: Not Available
Votes so far: 96904
Sardar Tara Singh
Votes so far: 93850

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Factsheet

FoundedDecember 1980
FoundersAtal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani
Prominent leaders of BJPNarendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Sushma Swaraj
Parliamentary Board ChairpersonAmit Shah
President of BJPAmit Shah
Leader of BJP in Lok SabhaNarendra Modi
Leader of BJP in Rajya SabhaArun Jaitley (Finance Minister)
PM Candidate 2014Narendra Modi
Former Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Political PositionRight Wing (Socialism)
PhilosophyCultural Nationalism, Integral Humanism, Social Traditionalism
Election symbolBharatiya Janata Party Symbol
AllianceNDA (National Democratic Alliance)
Party typeNational Party
BJP Youth WingBharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
BJP Women WingBJP Mahila Morcha (BJPMM)
Student WingAkhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)
Peasant's WingBJP Kisan Morcha
Seats in Lok Sabha281 out of 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha42 out of 245
Head office address11, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110001
Phone no.011-23005700
Official website
BJP current Chief Ministers
ChhattisgarhDr. Raman Singh
GoaShri Laxmikant Parsekar
HaryanaShri Manohar Lal Khattar
GujaratSmt. Anandiben Patel
JharkhandShri Raghubar Das
Madhya PradeshShri Shivraj Singh Chauhan
MaharashtraShri Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis
RajasthanSmt. Vasundhara Raje Scindia
BJP Candidate List for Delhi Assembly Elections 2015
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), translated into English as the “Indian People's Party”, is one of the prominent parties in India today. It is a major political party with a right-wing political position. It strongly adheres to cultural nationalism through social conservatism and integral humanism. It is the most significant member of the family of active organisations 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 (RSS), nationalist cultural organisation 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), which was said to have initiated a number of compromises in the questions of political and cultural integrity and unity of India, such as appeasement policy for Muslims. The BJS, under the umbrella of RSS, began to grow in strength. But soon after, with Mookherjee's death, the organisation started to decline in political importance.

It was in this period that leaders like Vajpayee and Advani were groomed, who were able to take charge of the future political affairs of India. In the 1977 elections, after the Emergency was called off, the BJS merged with three other active political organisations with a socialist and regionalist approach. This coalition came to be called the Janata Party. It registered a landslide victory 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 1980, comprising members of the nucleus of Janata Party. Vajpayee was the first President of the BJP.

The BJP came to power at the Centre, by forming a coalition of parties called the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) from 1998 to 2004. The present President of the BJP is Amit Shah. The BJP is the largest political party in the Parliament. The party won 282 seats in the 2014 General Elections and the NDA got a total of 336 seats. Since 1984, it was for the first time that any party got a clear majority in the Parliament. On 26 May 2014, Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. Modi is the leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha, whereas Arun Jaitley is the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha.

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 described as cultural nationalism. In other words, the BJP is adherent to cultural values of India. For example, the BJP promotes the ban on cow-slaughter as it is considered a holy animal. Again, the party seeks to uphold the cultural unity of India, by strongly criticising the European notion of ‘secularism'.

The BJP claims that the INC is a political party with a pseudo-secular ideology. It also believes that by strongly propagating a cultural nationalist approach, it is not in anyway, propagating Hindu nationalism. 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 heritage. 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 symbolises 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. The BJP promotes cultural education. For example, it recommends the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita in educational institutions.

National Executives of BJP

The prominent leaders of the BJP, who are also their national representatives, are the following:
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Senior Leader of BJP, Vajpayee has been the founder of the BJP. He was also the Prime Minister of India from 1998-2004. Presently, he is a member of the National Executive Committee and Margdarshak Mandal of BJP.
  • L.K. Advani, Senior Leader of BJP-Advani was the Leader of Opposition in the 10th and 14th Lok Sabha sessions respectively. He replaced Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the President of BJP. When the NDA formed the government at the Centre in 1998, under 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, ex-President of BJP-Singh is currently the Union Minister of Home Affairs. He served as President of BJP twice. His first term was from 2005-2009, and second term from 2013-2014. He has been the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as well as a Cabinet Minister at the Centre.
  • Nitin Gadkari, ex- President of the BJP, Gadkari is the present Transport Minister. He was the President of BJP from 2010 to 2013, and was later succeeded by Rajnath Singh. He is a member of the National Executive Committee of BJP.
  • Sushma Swaraj, ex Chief Minister of Delhi-Swaraj is the current Minister of External Affairs in the NDA-led government of India. She has been an MP for six terms in a row. She is presently the Union Minister of External Affairs in the Narendra Modi government and a member of the 16th Lok Sabha.
  • Arun Jaitley, The Minister of Finance and the Minister of Information & Broadcasting in the present government. A notable lawyer by profession, Jaitley is a member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP. He has previously been 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, Prime Minister of India, Modi is the ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat. He is also an MP from Varanasi.


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 organisation 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 women’s issues.
  • 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. In 2001, Vajpayee initiated a summit between the two nations, inviting Pervez Musharraf , the then Pakistan military ruler. Although the summit failed, Vajpayee is said to have made repeated attempts to warm up the relations 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 passed the Anti-Copy Act in 1992.

The BJP has recorded victories in Indian General Elections 2014 and in state elections of Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand in the last year or so. The party is hoping to continue its winning streak by capturing clear majority in the Delhi Assembly Elections of 2015 as well. The party has designated former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its CM candidate for the Delhi elections.

Contact Details

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  • Head-Office - 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
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  • Contact Numbers - 011-23005700
  • Fax - 011-23005787
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Last Updated on January 8, 2015

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