Facts You Must Know About Your Country’s Ruling Party “BJP”


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Here are the facts that you need to know about India’s one of the most strongest and now the largest party in the Indian politics surviving for almost 34 years:

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  1. BJP was established on 6th April 1980
  2. Narendra Modi (the Prime Minister) is the Lok Sabha leader and Arun Jaitley is the Rajya Sabha leader.
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  3. Its aim is protecting Hindu Cultural Identity,Gandhian Socialism and Social Conservatism.
  4. Currently it contains 280 seats out of 485 in Lok Sabha
  5. Politically its a right winged party.
  6. It has currently 45 members in the Rajya Sabha.
  7. It has its roots in the Bhartiya Jana Sangh which was founded in the year in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookherji as a response to dominant politics of Congress party prevaling during that phase.
  8. This party has been through lot of name modification and finally in the year 1980 it was named as Janta Party.
  9. Vajpayee was appointed as the first president of the party.
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  10. BJP opposes “pseudo secularism” instead supports “positive secularism”.
  11. The Party follows a strict hierarchical order in which the president holds the maximum power followed by a Parliamentary Board containing 12 members and support the President.
  12. The party has its members as Cheif Ministers present in 11 states of India out of which in Rajasthan it has the maximum of 82% of seats and chief minister as Vasundhara Raje
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    followed by Madhya Pradesh containing 72% seats and lowest in Maharashtra containing 43% of seats where chief minister is Devndra Fadnavis.
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Shreya Karania
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