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RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance, says Shiv Sena
September 30, 2014 11:29 AM
The RSS has criticised the state BJP for snapping the 25-year-old partnership with it last week, the Shiv Sena said in its party mouthpiece Tuesday. In a front-page revelation in 'Saamana', the Shiv Sena has said that three days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) broke the alliance, a secret meeting was held in south Mumbai. Source: IANS
Days before poll, Maharashtra's two main alliances break up
September 26, 2014 10:51 AM
In a day of fast political developments, Maharashtra's two main alliances - the BJP-Shiv Sena and the Congress-NCP - Thursday broke up over differences in seat sharing, setting the stage for multi-cornered contests in the Oct 15 assembly elections. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) called off its 15-year-old alliance with the Congress in the state, hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party snapped off its 25-year-old tie with Shiv Sena. The NCP also quit the Congress-led Democratic Front government, reducing it to a minority in the 288-member assembly and raising the possibility of the state coming under central rule - barely three weeks before the poll. Source: IANS
All Maharashtra poll alliances may be finalised by night
September 23, 2014 03:22 PM
After hurtling to the brink over weeks, political alliances between the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena appeared to be pulling back from total break-down, according to party officials. However, all maharashtra poll alliances may be finalised by today night. Source: IANS
Amit Shah calls Uddhav on seat sharing in Maharashtra
September 22, 2014 01:04 PM
BJP president Amit Shah on Monday called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him to reconsider his stand on seat sharing in upcoming Maharashtra poll. The two parties, which have been alliance partners for nearly 25 years, hit a rough patch over seat sharing for Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly polls. Source: IANS
Want to win people's confidence by action: Modi
September 22, 2014 11:38 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would like to win the confidence of people by his actions rather than his speeches. "If I can win the confidence of the people of India, not from my speeches but by actions, then the power of 1.25 billion Indians will come together to take the country forward," Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN. 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, Shri Amit Shah
Parliamentary ChairpersonNarendra Modi
President of BJPAmit Shah
Leader of BJP in Lok SabhaNarendra Modi
Leader of BJP in Rajya SabhaArun Jaitley (Finance Minister and Defence Minsiter)
PM Candidate 2014Narendra Modi
Former Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
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 Sabha279 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
BJP Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh
BJP Goa CM Shri Manohar Parrikar
BJP Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel
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 Amit Shah. Today it is the largest political party in the Parliament. The party won 282 seats in the 2014 General Elections. The National Democratic Alliance 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 May 26, 2014 Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. 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 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 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, ex-President of BJP-Singh is currently the Union Minister of Home Affairs. He served as President of BJP twice. His first term in the role was from 2005-2009. And second term from 2013-2014. 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 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 remained a MP for a consecutive period of 6 terms. She is presently the Leader of Opposition for the 15thLok Sabha session.
  • Arun Jaitley, The Minister of Finance and the Minister of Defence in the present government - 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, Prime Minister of India-Modi is a member of the National Executive Committee of the BJP as well as the ex-Chief Minister of Gujarat. He is also the 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 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

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  • Head-Office - 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
  • Information -
  • Contact Numbers - 011-23005700
  • Fax - 011-23005787
  • Email id -

Status of Top Leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

The table below shows the result of all the famous political leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) for the Lok Sabha Election Results 2014

Paresh Rawal
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Ahmedabad East
Votes so far: 633582
Babul Supriyo
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Asansol
Votes so far: 419983
Satya Pal Singh
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Baghpat
Votes so far: 423475
P.C. Sorcar
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Barasat
Votes so far: 296608
Gopinath Munde
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Beed
Votes so far: 635995
Kirron Kher
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Chandigarh
Votes so far: 191362
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Chandni Chowk
Votes so far: 437938
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Gandhinagar
Votes so far: 773539
V.K. Singh
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Ghaziabad
Votes so far: 758482
Vinod Khanna
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Gurdaspur
Votes so far: 482255
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Jhansi
Votes so far: 575889
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Kanpur
Votes so far: 474712
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Lucknow
Votes so far: 561106
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Nagpur
Votes so far: 378346
Manoj Tiwari
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:North East Delhi
Votes so far: 596125
Ram Kripal Yadav
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Pataliputra
Votes so far: 383262
Shatrughan Sinha
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Patna Sahib
Votes so far: 485905
Ramesh Bidhuri
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:South Delhi
Votes so far: 497980
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Vadodara
Votes so far: 845464
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Varanasi
Votes so far: 581022
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Vidisha
Votes so far: 714348
Parvesh Verma
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:West Delhi
Votes so far: 651395
Ramesh Pokhriyal
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Hardwar
Votes so far: 592320
Anurag Thakur
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Hamirpur
Votes so far: 448035
Bhagat S. Koshyari
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar
Votes so far: 636769
B.C. Khanduri
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Garhwal
Votes so far: 405690
B. S. Yeddyurappa
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Shimoga
Votes so far: 606216
Maneka Gandhi
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Pilibhit
Votes so far: 546934
R.P. Rudy
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Saran
Votes so far: 355120
Indrajeet Singh Rao
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Gurgaon
Votes so far: 644780
Shanta Kumar
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Kangra
Votes so far: 456163
Anantkumar Hegde
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:Uttara Kannada
Votes so far: 546939
Ananth Kumar
BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) constituency:South Banglore
Votes so far: 633816

Last Updated on September 24, 2014

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