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Jana Sangh

(ˈdʒʌnə ˈsʌŋɡ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political party in India from 1951 to 1977; in 1977 it merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party. After the Janata Party split in 1980, it re-formed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
[Hindi, literally: people's party]
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BJP was established in 1951 as RSS's political wing earlier known as Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS).
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Rajasthan Police on Sunday arrested a person for vandalising the statue of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in Shahpur town of Bhilwara district, police said.
Even the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (the predecessor of BJP), Syama Prasad Mukherjee, was a staunch proponent of fuller integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India.
Syama Prasad Mookerjee, founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP, was imprisoned by the Sheikh Abdullah government in Srinagar where he died in 1953, championing the cause of fuller integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India.
In fact, it is quite an anomaly that though Syama Prasad Mukherjee -- the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, to which the BJP owes its ideological DNA -- was a Bengali, yet, in his own backyard, the political template designed by Mukherjee for a right-wing mainstream party never found any traction worth the mention.
He sits in his air-conditioned office room on the first floor of the timeworn and cramped-up the BJP HQ founded in 1951 at its present address of 6, Murlidhar Sen Lane by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP.
India's hostility towards Pakistan has its genesis in the very character of the BJP that traces its roots to the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. It believes in the supremacy of the Hindu upper castes and is considered to be prejudiced against not only Muslims but also Dalits, Christians and other minorities.
Only, this clashes with the Nehruvian ideal of a 'socialist, secular, democratic republic', an ideal despised by many of his friends, including Dr SP Mukherjee, who later founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951, that evolved into the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1980.
In 1951, Vajpayee joined the newly formed political party called the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP.
Among those Mrs Gandhi arrested were Atal Behari Vajpayee, Lal Kishan Advani and Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Post-emergency, they merged into the Janata Party and Vajpayee later revived it as the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP.
The role of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee-- founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh that was the political wing of the RSS before the BJP-- is also expected to be recalled in the book.
When the party became marginalized after the involvement of its members in Gandhi's murder, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, also a Hindu Mahasabha stalwart, left the party and launched the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the source of the BJP's ideology.
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