Welcome to the website of the world's largest political party

1
1
1
About us
1951

OUR JOURNEY

Birth of Jana Sangh: On 21 October 1951, Bharatiya Jana Sangh is formed in Raghomal Girls High School, Delhi with Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee as its first President.

Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh

OUR JOURNEY

Photo Courtesy : Photo Division India

1952

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: In the 1951-1952 general elections to the Parliament of India, Bharatiya Jana Sangh wins 3 seats.

1953

OUR JOURNEY

Kashmir Agitation: Bharatiya Jana Sangh starts a movement under the leadership of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on the issue of Kashmir and national integration and opposes the grant of any special status to Kashmir. The dictatorial approach of Nehru witnesses the arrest of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee who is jailed in Kashmir where he dies under mysterious circumstances.

Photo Courtesy : Web

1954

OUR JOURNEY

Goa Liberation Movement: On 2 May 1954, Integration Day is organized throughout the country and Goa Liberation Week is organized from 6 December 1954 to 16 December 1954.

Photo Courtesy : bbc.com

1955

OUR JOURNEY

March to Goa: On 23 June 1955, Bharatiya Jana Sangh Secretary Shri Jagannath Rao Joshi leads 100 Satyagrahis to Goa.

Photo Courtesy : bbc.com

1957

OUR JOURNEY

Lok Sabha Polls: Bharatiya Jana Sangh party wins 4 seats.

1958

OUR JOURNEY

Berubari Mass Movement: A full-blown mass movement takes place against the transfer of Union Territory of Berubari to Pakistan under the Nehru-Noon Pact.

1962

OUR JOURNEY

Lok Sabha Elections: Under the third Lok Sabha of India, Bharatiya Jana Sangh party resurges and comfortably wins 14 seats.

1964

OUR JOURNEY

On 12 April 1964, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya ji and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia ji issue a joint statement on Indo-Pak Federation and issue of minorities in India and Pakistan.

1967

OUR JOURNEY

Lok Sabha Elections: Clinching 35 seats, Jana Sangh emerges as the second largest party in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. Besides, wins absolute majority in Delhi metropolitan and Municipal Corporation. Non-Congress governments are formed in various states with Jana Sangh as one of the vital constituents.

Photo Courtesy : Indian Express Archive

1971

OUR JOURNEY

Lok Sabha elections: Bharatiya Jana Sangh manages to win 22 seats despite populist announcements and promises by Congress under Indira Gandhi that help her win the elections.

1975

OUR JOURNEY

Emergency: Indira Gandhi imposes emergency on 25 June 1975 that lasts till 3 March 1977. The glorious saga of struggle witnesses arrest and detainment of several Jana Sangh leaders and activists.

Photo Courtesy : Web

1977

OUR JOURNEY

Janata Party: Bharatiya Jana Sangh merges into Janata Party along with other parties.

Photo Courtesy : Web

1980

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: The Janata Party is unable to make its mark as it wins just 31 seats. In April 1980, shortly after the elections, the National Executive Council of the Janata Party bans its members from being 'dual members' of party and the RSS. Consequently, the former Jana Sangh members leave the Janata Party and float a new political party. Thus, the Bharatiya Janata Party comes into existence on 6 April 1980.

6 April 1980: Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is elected the founding President of the BJP (1980-1986). In December 1980, he presides over the first Executive meeting of BJP.

1984

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: The death of Indira Gandhi leads to early general elections in the country. Due to sympathy wave for the Congress party, BJP manages to win only 2 seats. After introspecting the result, BJP forms a high-powered Working Committee to recommend action for remedy and renewal.

1986

OUR JOURNEY

Advani ji: Shri L.K. Advani takes charge as the party President for the first time in 1986 and continues till 1990.

1986-89

OUR JOURNEY

Anti-corruption movement: A movement is launched against corruption in high places in the wake of Bofors kickbacks.

Photo Courtesy : bharatshakti.in

1989

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: BJP substantially improves its position and wins 85 seats. The BJP and Communists support the Janata Dal government with VP Singh as the Prime Minister.

BJP supports the Ayodhya movement, the biggest mass movement in the history of independent India.

Photo Courtesy : Web

1990

OUR JOURNEY

Ram Ratha Yatra: On September 1990, Shri L.K. Advani starts the historic Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya. He is placed under preventive detention on the orders of the then Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. Nonetheless, a large number of Kar Sevaks converges in Ayodhya. On the orders of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, around 1,50,000 of them are detained. Yet many manage to reach Ayodhya.

In the same year, BJP withdraws its support from the V.P. Singh government.

Photo Courtesy : India TV file Pic

1991

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: The BJP increases its tally to 120 seats.

Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi becomes the BJP National President and continues till 1993.

1993

OUR JOURNEY

Shri L.K. Advani becomes the party President and continues till 1998.

BJP’s vote share and footprint continues to grow. Spreading its wings in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, BJP emerges as the national party of the country.

1995

OUR JOURNEY

Inroads into other states: The lotus begins to bloom in new areas like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

1996

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: BJP wins 161 Lok Sabha seats, becoming the largest party in the Parliament. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee is sworn in as the Prime Minister, but he’s unable to attain a majority in the Lok Sabha, forcing the government to resign after 13 days.

A coalition of regional parties led by Janta Dal forms the government, but it doesn’t last long, forcing the country to go to mid-term polls in 1998.

1998

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: BJP contests the elections forming a coalition called the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). It comprises its existing allies like the Samata Party, the Shiromani Akali Dal, the Shiv Sena besides the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Biju Janata Dal. The NDA has a majority with outside support from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Shri Vajpayee returns as the Prime Minister. However, the coalition ruptures in May 1999 when the leader of AIADMK withdraws her support, and fresh elections are held again.

Pokhran-II: Surprising the world, India tests series of nuclear bombs in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

Photo Courtesy : PTI (Press Trust of India)

1999

OUR JOURNEY

Kargil War: Victory in Kargil war over Pakistan.

General Elections: On 13 October 1999, the NDA, without the AIADMK, wins 303 seats in the Parliament with an outright majority. BJP has its highest ever tally of 183 and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee becomes the Prime Minister for the third time. Shri L.K. Advani is appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister. This NDA government completes its full term of five years in the office. Its policy agenda included a more aggressive stance on defence and terror as well as neo-liberal economic policies. Grand schemes are launched to pave way for a developed and prosperous India.

Photo Courtesy : PTI (Press Trust of India)

2004

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee calls for elections, six months ahead of schedule. The NDA's campaign is based on the slogan "India Shining". However, it falls short of the majority mark, winning 186 seats in the Lok Sabha, compared to the 222 of the Congress led alliance.

2008

OUR JOURNEY

Karnataka assembly elections: In May, BJP wins the state elections in Karnataka. This is the first time that the party has won assembly elections, gaining ground in any South Indian state.

2009

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: BJP’s strength in the Lok Sabha falls to 116 seats.

2014

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: BJP wins 282 seats under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, leading the NDA to a tally of 336 seats in the 543-seat Lok Sabha. The BJP parliamentary leader Shri Narendra Modi is sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014.

The vote share of the BJP is 31% and 38% along with its allies of all votes cast. This is the first time, since its inception, that the party has achieved full majority in the Indian Parliament and the first time that it has achieved a majority in the Lok Sabha on its own strength.

Photo Courtesy : Press Information Bureau India

2019

OUR JOURNEY

General Elections: BJP scripts history by winning 303 Lok Sabha seats on its own.

With this astounding victory, people of India repose their faith in the legendary leadership of Shri Narendra Modi to turn their hopes and aspirations into development and prosperity. The mantra of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas’ has become an epitome in building a New India.

1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1957
1958
1962
1964
1967
1971
1975
1977
1980
1984
1986
1986-89
1989
1990
1991
1993
1995
1996
1998
1999
2004
2008
2009
2014
2019
1
1

OUR FOOTPRINTS

BJP-led NDA governs 18 states

Lok Sabha

301
/
543

rajya Sabha

95
/
245

Click to See BJP/NDA ruled States

MODI GOVERNMENT 2.0

JOIN THE JOURNEY

Be the change you want to see.

JOIN BJP

BJP is devoutly committed to building a strong and developed India which is unimaginable without the trust and the unflinching support of the people of India. Join us and be part of the unprecedented transformation that is changing the lives of all sections of society for better. Together, let's build 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat' and witness the rise of New India under the charismatic leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi.