The Bharatiya Janata Party is celebrating its 42nd foundation day today. The top leaders of the party are busy taking part in special events all over the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been addressing all BJP workers, ministers, MPs, and MLAs. However, BJP president JP Nadda is going to hoist the flag of the party at the national headquarters in Delhi.
Tomorrow, April 6th, is a special day for us BJP Karyakartas. We mark the foundation day of our party, “PM Modi tweeted on Tuesday.”We recall all those who have built the party and served the people tirelessly.”
BJP was born on April 6, 1980
Currently, it is the largest political party in the country in both terms of representation in parliament and party membership. The foundation of the BJP was laid on April 6, 1980. Since then, it has been relentlessly succeeding in Indian politics.
The journey from the Jana Sangh to the BJP has been a long and remarkable one. The party and its leaders followed the line that defines nationalism, national integration, democratic values, non-partisanship, etc. Remaining true to its ideology and principles, the BJP has slowly and surely grown from strength to strength.
The top leader of the party said, “We draw our inspiration from Deendayal Upadhyay’s philosophy and ideologies of “Integral Humanism” and “Antyodaya” (welfare of the poorest). Our philosophy is also based on the idea of “cultural nationalism,” propagated by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our government and party are committed to “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas, sabka prayas”.
Progress of all sections: BJP’s aim
The aim of all BJP governments is to ensure the progress of all sections of society without discrimination and favouritism. The party follows the principle of the upliftment and empowerment of the downtrodden in society.
The party that is currently the largest political party in India, both in terms of representation in parliament, and in terms of party membership, has come a long way since its origins in the early 1980s.
Overcoming several obstacles and failures, the BJP has at present formed a robust footing in the Indian political scenario and significantly overturned the ideological framework that drove India’s national and international policies for a long time.
While the BJP was formed on April 6, 1980, its ideological origins can be dated back to 1951 when Congress politician Shyama Prasad Mukherjee broke away from Nehru’s leadership to form the Bhartiya Jana Sangh (BJS).
The party was formed in collaboration with the Hindu nationalist organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in opposition to the political practises of the Congress party. The mandate of the BJP was the preservation of Hindu identity and culture.
Founded at a time when the Indian National Congress was practically the face of Indian politics, the BJS could barely be successful in its initial years. In the 1952 general elections, the BJS could win only 3 Lok Sabha seats.
The BJP’s 42-year journey has been paved with national service, national upliftment, and national reconstruction, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on the occasion of the party’s founding day.
“Since 2014, under the leadership of PM Modi, the BJP has become a means of fulfilling the aspirations of crores of poor people, farmers, and the downtrodden, he tweeted.
“In the last eight years, the PM Modi-led government has given a new definition of governance,” says Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Speaking to the media after hoisting a flag at his residence in New Delhi, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri hailed the work done by the PM Modi-led government over the years. “The PM Modi-led Govt has given a new definition of governance in the last 8 years–good governance is also good politics. I would like to give you an example of UP. We received success there because development was done rapidly and with all sincerity, “
Credit should be given to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his deputy, Lal Krishna Advani. Both the leaders worked from the grassroots level to lift the party’s position.
The stalwarts of the party met people from all walks of life and encouraged them to join and support the party. Gradually, it started gaining popularity, and today it has the largest following in the country.