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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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Summary: Kolkata [West Bengal], Mar 7 (ANI): At least six persons were detained when a bust of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was vandalised in Kolkata on Wednesday.
He served as the organising secretary of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1957 and later became vice president of the Jan Sangh.
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.
J &K Rajya Hindu Sabha, including the ones who later joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh, vociferously argued that "a Hindu state, as Jammu and Kashmir claimed to be, should not merge its identity with secular India" (Kashmir, Balraj Puri, Orient Longman 1993, 5).
India, June 12 -- A day after Narendra Modi was appointed the Chairman of the BJP's central campaign committee, veteran politician and co-founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Balraj Madhok spoke to him on the phone and gave him his blessings.
In 1951, Mookerjee, with the help of the RSS leadership, launched the Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
Mukherjee later formed the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (Indian People's Front) in 1951 with Vajpayee as its founding member.
A statue of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was also vandalised at Kalighat area of south Kolkata on Wednesday, a third such incident within two days.
Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, to which the BJP owes its political DNA, hailed from Bengal.
He described Joshi as a leader of " Deendayal Upadhyay's tradition," a reference to the late president of the former Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
In 1967 when Dr Zakir Hussain faced a challenge from former Chief Justice Subba Rao, he was accused by the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and some other opposition parties of being anti national.
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