‘Unity is strength’- this phrase is well proved by the members and the leaders of BJP i.e. Bhartiya Janta Party. This party has remarkably seen growth since the time of its foundation in year 1980. Originally founded as Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951, now Bhartiya Janata Party country’s is the country’s largest political party in terms of representation in the national parliament and state assemblies. The unity of members helped this party to grow at such an extensive level. There are many leaders who have shaped this party with their efforts. Many of them proved to game changers for BJP and its glorious history.
Beginning his political with Indian National Congress, Dr. S.P. Mukherjee was the founder of right wing nationalist Bharatiya Jana Sangh on 21 October, 1951. It is a predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party. During 1952 elections, Bharatiya Jana Sangh won three seats in Indian Parliament including Mukherjee.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
Pandit Deendayalji was the founder of newly formed Bharatiya Jana Sangh unit in Uttar Pradesh. He was the moving spirit and his organizational skills were difficult to match. He was fully devoted and influenced by the workings of RSS. He had also worked as All-India General Secretary of BJS. He also worked tirelessly to build the organization and had taken it to national level after Mukherjee’s death in 1953. He was raised to the high position of President in the year 1968.
Lal Krishna Advani
Better known as L. K. Advani, Lal Krishna Advani one of the co-founder and senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was also the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. Advani began his political career as a volunteer of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. In 1973, he had become the president of Jana Sangh. Under Advani leadership, the BJP became the political face of the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee won the elections of Prime Minister of India for three times. He had rose to power in 1996, 1998 and then in 1999. He was the first Prime Minister who broke the myth that the Congress party alone could provide stability to governance. In his third term from 1999 and 2004, India had made many landmark successes in national security, socio-economic development and foreign policy.
Our current Prime Minister and his strategies have given hopes for a new and progressive India. Narendra Modi is recognized as a master strategist. During his tenure of Gujarat CM, he had worked at the grassroot level and made Gujarat one of the most prosperous and progressive states of India. Modi’s efforts led to revamp of BJP in several states. Narendra Modi is a youthful and energetic mass leader with innovative thoughts. His oratory skills helped the party to develop and be connected to common mass. Under his leadership, the nation is making new strides on international level.
Amit Shah is the current President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and as a member of the Rajya Sabha. His strategies of BJP’s winning in UP during 2014 Lok Sabha elections led him to national prominence. He was made party’s national president in July 2014. Under his president ship, the BJP achieved success in Legislative Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand and Assam in 2016.
Let’s have a look on leaders ruling the State
Vasundhara Raje is the first female Chief Minister of Rajasthan. She is currently serving the state and bringing glory with her remarkable policies. During 1998-2004, she was selected as Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs. She had worked as the face of India’s Foreign Policy. She has been working in all areas to make Rajasthan a developed state. Her political career began in 1984. Her vision for progressive Rajasthan made the state grow economically.
Yogi Adityanath is appointed as the Chief Minister of UP on 26 March 2017. CM Yogi’s political journey began in 1998. As soon as he took the position, the illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh got shutdowns. His decision to ban on tobacco, pan and gutka in government offices across the state was a big shot. He had suspended more than 100 policemen from the Uttar Pradesh police and asked the state to follow Swachh Bharat Mission.