The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently the largest and most popular political party in India, after the Indian National Congress. It has been the ruling political party of Asia's third largest economy since 2014. The right-wing party shares ideological and organizational links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party's origin lies in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.In 1977, after the State of Emergency, the Jana Sangh merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party. The merged entity defeated the incumbent Congress party in the 1977 general election. After the 1998 general election, the BJP-led coalition known as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under the leadership of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee formed a government that lasted for a year. After fresh elections, the NDA government, again headed by Vajpayee, lasted for a full term in office. However, in the 2004 general election, the NDA was defeated and remained the principal opposition party for the next 10 years. In 2014, PM Narendra Modi led the party to a landslide victory. In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, NDA scored an even bigger victory by securing 353 seats out of 543. In 2014 the PM Modi-led coalition secured 282 seats. More
The march started in the morning from Indore's Bada Ganpati square. A cyclist joined the yatra and Gandhi was seen riding his bicycle briefly
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge inducted 75-year-old Vyas into the party in Ahmedabad.
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Thousands of people gathered on both sides of the road along the 27-km route of the roadshow from the Surat airport to Varaccha, the city’s principal hub for diamond cutting and polishing.
BJP garnered 94% of the total contribution that came from Gujarat. Out of Rs 174.06 crore, the party got 163.54 crore from 1,519 donors, said the report.
Releasing the BJP manifesto for the polls, Nadda on Saturday had announced setting up the cell to identify and eliminate potential threats and sleeper cells of terrorist organisations and anti-India forces. In an interview with PTI, he said it is the State’s responsibility to keep a check on forces working against the country and society.
Nadda went door to door in Delhi's Wazirpur, seeking votes for his party's candidates in the upcoming municipal elections. He interacted with the locals and handed out copies of the party's 'Sankalp Patra' (manifesto).
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress have continued their tradition of offering tickets to only a handful of women, but still the number of such candidates fielded by them this time is more as compared to what it was in the 2017 election.
Voting will be held in Surat in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections on December 1.
It also promised to conduct surveys of madrassas (Islamic seminaries) and scrutinize the assets of the Waqf Board.
The entire country now knows that Kejriwal is a "kattar beiman" (hardcore dishonest), BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia told a press conference here.
The entire country now knows that Kejriwal is a ”kattar beiman” (hardcore dishonest), BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia told a press conference here.
In the manifesto, which was released here by BJP president J P Nadda, the party also promised free education to girls from KG to PG (kindergarten to post-graduation).
The party in its manifesto has promised 12 commitments and sought support from people for another term in the unified civic-body.
The non-Gujarat MLAs have been tasked with holding meetings with people from their states who are now settled in various districts of South and Central Gujarat.
Addressing a press conference here, Manish Sisodia also alleged that the kind of language used by BJP leader Manoj Tiwari on Thursday against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is an "open threat".
The BJP, which is contesting all 89 seats, have 79 candidates or 89 per cent of its nominees with assets above Rs one crore.
Addressing a rally in Dehgam town of Gandhinagar district, his third of the day, ahead of the next month’s Assembly polls, the PM pointed out that Gujarat’s education budget has now gone up to Rs 33,000 crore, more than the total budget outlay of several states.
Speaking during the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district, Ramesh also said Rahul Gandhi’s controversial statements about Savarkar were a closed chapter, but claimed that the Hindutva ideologue had ”tried to break the country.”
Addressing an event here, he also exuded confidence in BJP’s victory in the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat assembly elections as also in the MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) polls.
The criticism comes a day after the state cabinet approved a four percent increase in the general sales tax on IMFL.
The BJP, many students say, has brought 'vikas' by building roads, and improving power and water supply but some of them also question its record on education and health.
When asked about the UCC, Amit Shah said it is the BJP's promise to the people of this country from the Jan Sangh days.
Despite home minister Amit Shah’s directions to Gujarat leaders to have a dialogue with the disgruntled colleagues, 19 rebels filed papers to contest the assembly elections as independents
In an unaudited manner, AAP has given a total of Rs 14,731 crore to the private discoms since it came to power in 2015, Ajay Maken alleged.