Bharatiya Janata Party
The Bharatiya Janata Party is the leading opposition political party in India. It a leading member of the Indian political party alliance National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad is its students wing.
Prominent Leaders of BJP
The following is a partial list of prominent BJP leaders in the country.
|Nitin Gadkari||BJP Chairperson and Parliamentary Chairperson||Youngest ever President of BJP|
|Sushma Swaraj||Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha||Lok Sabha MP representing Vidisha constituency, Madhya Pradesh|
|Arun Jaitley||Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha|
|Gopinath Munde||Deputy Leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha||Lok Sabha MP representing Beed, Maharashtra|
|Narendra Modi||Gujarat Chief Minister|
|Raman Singh||Chhattisgarh Chief Minister|
BJP General Secretaries
- Vijay Goel
Spokespersons of BJP
BJP State Units
- State President - G Kishan Reddy
- State President - KS Eshwarappa
- Chief Minister - Jagadish Shettar
Reacting to the allegations of corruption made against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, BJP demanded a judicial inquiry into the issue. On 5 October 2012, BJP senior leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "This loot has been allowed by Sonia Gandhi. There should be full inquiry into the allegations. After coalgate, this is loot of property... 10 Janpath has become a house for property dealings."
The BJP demanded an inquiry into the allegations made by Indian Against Corruption against businessman and son-in-law of AICC president Sonia Gandhi Robert Vadra.
Despite leading the party to a hat-trick victory, Narendra Modi is still not the PM nominee of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2014 elections. On 20 December 2012, as BJP was re-elected to power in Gujarat for the third successive term, the party has parried questions on whether Modi is the party's nominee for the Prime Minister in 2014 elections. BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad that Narendra Modi has always been an important leader in the BJP, but the party's nominee would be selected in a democratic fashion.
Bharatiya Janata Party State Units
- Nagpur city unit president - Krishna Khopde
Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that the membership drive that was launched in September 2012 has evoke a great response. The party, on 13 October 2012, claimed that 3,07,524 new members have joined the party in Nagpur. The number is three times more than the previous such exercise in the city.
In the 2012 Gujarat legislative assembly elections, Narendra Modi led BJP to victory for the third successive term. BJP won 115 of the 182 constituencies, while Congress managed to 61 and Others 6. Seven incumbent ministers lost their seats. Agriculture minister Dileep Sanghani, health minister Jay-narayan Vyas, social justice minister Fakirbhai Vaghela, Kiritsinh Rana and Kanubhai Bhalala all lost their seats in the 2012 elections.
BJP and the Babri Masjid demolition
On CNN-IBN tapes
The Editors Guild of India has expressed shock at the pressure tactics being adopted by the Bharatiya Janata Party against CNN IBN Television channel.
2008 Civil Elections
BJP fared poorly in the 2008 civil elections in region of Kandhamal and Bhubaneswar in Orissa.
2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections
BJP is the first amongst the political parties to gear up for the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections. Lal Krishan Advani is announced as its Prime Ministerial candidate. In February 09, the BJP National Exective met in Nagpur to discuss general election strategy.
BJP registers its first confirmed win in Parliament elections
The party said projecting Narendra Modi as PM was an error. Says the party is divided about his PM candidature. BJP Parliamentary Board is likely to meet today to discuss about the outcome of Lok Sabha Elections.
Protests and Demands
2010 Commonwealth Games
On February 1, 2011, BJP demands immediate prosecution of the people guilty of corruption in the 2010 Games-related projects.
2G Spectrum Scam
On February 22, 2011: BJP welcomes Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement on agreeing for a JPC probe into the 2G Spectrum scam.
Protest against Petrol prices hike in 2012
Bharatiya Janata Party strongly condemned the hike in petrol prices in 2012. The NDA which was led by the BJP has called for a nation wide protest on May 31, 2012. BJP President Nitin Gadkari asked the UPA allies to join the protest.
- BJP demands resignation of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal accusing her of illegally acquiring land in Rajasthan. - May 30, 2012
BJP's stand on foreign affaris
BJP and its stand on Pakistan
Bharatiya Janata Party in News
State-wide bandh condemning Hyderabad bomb blasts
BJP and VHP calls for state-wide bandh
MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi arrives in Hyderabad
Akbaruddin seeks four days time to appear for questioning
64th Republic Day celebrated in the State
Party leaders unfurl national flags at their party offices
Loss in recent floods not due to natural calamity says BJP
Bandaru Dattatreya visits flood affected areas in Krishna
BJP leadership favors continuance of Kishan Reddy as head of its State Unit
Kishan Reddy wants a new face to head BJP state unit
BJP pays tributes to Yerran Naidu
BJP condoles the death of Yerran Naidu
Bandh against diesel price hike and FDI in multi-retail brand near total in the State
Police arrest activist who tried to enforce the bandh
Assembly adjourned for second day in a row without any business
TRS says there is unanimity on Telangana issue as TDP and YSR CP are willing to support resolution on Telangana state
Andhra Pradesh News on September 18, 2012
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on September 18, 2012
Opposition demands immediate roll back of hike in diesel prices and subsidization of LPG
Opposition parties stage protests demanding immediate roll back of fuel prices
Kishan Reddy demands Chief Minister to implement Kaumudi Committee recommendations
BJP demands Chief Minister to implement Kaumudi Committee recommendations
BJP seeks Prez intervention for convening a special Parliament session
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeals for calm and peace, women rights activists oppose death penalty
Narendra Modi sweeps BJP to victory for the third time in Assembly elections
Narendra Modi leads BJP to triumph for the third successive time
Voting on the SC/ST promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha today
Samajwadi Party says it will oppose the bill
Brickwork Releases “State Finances - Brickwork Handbook 2012”
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Lakhs of employees stage strike in Uttar Pradesh against promotion quota bill
18 lakh employees join strike, while emergency services were exempted
Karnataka Minister Puttaswamy and MP Basavaraj sacked from BJP
Karnataka Janata Party to be launched on Sunday at Haveri
Gujarat Election Still Open, says Rediff’s Sentimeter Algorithm
Taking data journalism in India a step further, Rediff.com India Ltd today launched the Rediff Sentimeter, an interactive map-based tool that predicts who could win the Gujarat assembly election 2012
Former CM Yeddyurappa stages protest on Cauvery river water issue
Yeddyurappa leads protest in Bangalore
TMC to move a resolution on FDI in Parliament
Samajwadi Party will not oppose a resolution on FDI
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces 12th Five-Year plan
Prime Minister defends reforms including hike in diesel price and FDI in retail-brand and aviation
Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal challenge BJP to prove coalgate allegations
BJP allege relatives and associates of Union Ministers were allocated coal blocks
Shiv Sena and JD(U) to contest against BJP in Gujarat Assembly Elections
Shiv Sena confirms that it will contest in Gujarat Assembly elections due by the end of this year
Uma Bharti critical of Rahul Gandhi for blaming BJP over Lokpal logjam
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti has criticized Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for blaming BJP for the non-passage of the Lokpal Bill in Parliament.
BJP supporters stage protest against Central Government for non-passage of Lokpal Bill
Members and supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration against the Central Government in New Delhi on Friday protesting against the non-enacting Lokpal Bill after Rajya Sabha, was adjourned sine-die without voting for the Bill.
Rahul slams BJP for obstructing Lokpal Bill
During his election tour of Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for' intentionally blocking ' the passage of a strong and efficient ombudsman bill in the Parliament.
Winter Session of Parliament lasted 38 days, passed 17 Bills
A total of seventeen Bills were passed by both the houses of Parliament in the winter session that concluded on Thursday night.
Narayanasamy accuses BJP for failure of Lokpal Bill
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy, today blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the failure of the passage of the anti-graft bill.
Salman Khurshid reiterates Government commitment on Lokpal Bill
A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the ruckus in Rajya Sabha was completely choreographed by Congress to avoid a vote, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid today reiterated the government's commitment to bring in an effective Lokpal Bill, and accused the opposition of playing a game and wasting the time of the House.
Venkaiah Naidu says Rajya Sabha adjournment was 'midnight murder' of democracy
After the Rajya Sabha session ended sine die without a vote on the Lokpal Bill, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu has termed the whole event as the midnight murder of democracy.
Arun Jaitley says Government has lost right to remain in power
Lashing out at the Central Government for not being able to pass the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said it had lost the right to remain in power with this failure.
Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Lokpal Bill not passed
A day after the government faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha following the defeat of Constitution (116th Amendment) Bill on the Lokpal, the Congress-led UPA Government today faced another debacle when the Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die amidst chaos.
Corruption is not a discovery by Anna Hazare, says Jethmalani
Stating that corruption is not a discovery by Anna Hazare, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and noted criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday said the veteran social activist has brought out the consciousness of the public on the issue of corruption.