38 Years Of BJP : An Interesting Journey In Indian Politics, Here’s A Look

BJP was officially created on April 6, 1980, which emerged from Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s Jana Sangh. Since then, the party has evolved to become the largest political party in the world in terms of primary membership.

Bharatiya Janata Party: 

The Party is no more reliant on votes from cow belt, rather it has become the political party to reckon with an all India presence, led by robust and hardworking Narendra Modi. The BJP of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani has transformed itself in so many ways and have witnessed the transition to reach a new level under Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.

Bjp Foundation Day

The early 90’s proved to be a major turnaround for the saffron outfit as BJP rode into strong Hindu emotions with the Ram Temple. The Ram Temple agitation and the Babri Mosque demolition changed the face of BJP forever. Interestingly, BJP which was basically a party with more ideological inclinations started getting popular support.From 3 Lok Sabha seats, the party got 120 seats and the fate of BJP changed forever.

BJP complets 38 years Indian Politics

Both Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani led the party to successful governments, making BJP a prominent force to reckon with against the Congress legacy. The heavy defeat after high pitched ‘Bharat Uday’ campaign was indeed a learning lesson for the party.

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The Vajpayee government successfully tested nuclear missile followed up with an emphatic win against the Pakistani Army in Kargil War and the Indian economy too reached a new level. The present Narendra Modi government has also moved ahead with social agenda, ensuring a balanced approach to India’s all-round development.

Kargil War

PM Narendra Modi’s journey from RSS to Prime Minister of India: 

Right from the beginning, RSS has been the driving force of BJP, the fact which can never be ignored. Interestingly, there have been conflicts between the RSS and the BJP but that has not stopped fulfilling the party agenda. BJP no more needs to rely on Hindu vote rather it has support in the North East as well.

BJP complete 38 years in Indian Politics

How BJP Tried to Make Demonetisation A Success:

Although there have been cases of corruption and misjudgment in demonetization episodes, BJP has helped India to follow a neoliberal approach which is markedly different from the Congress approach. Ever since the rise of BJP, the Congress and Communist parties in India have been losing their core votes.

BJP has literally taught Indian politics on how to follow coalition politics with exemplary precision. BJP has a lot to do with its liberal image which it claims to be and needs to nurture more regional leader outside the cow belt of India.

BJP complets 38 years

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Ranabir Bhattacharyya is a Bengal based writer who concentrates on politics, international relations, economic and social matters