Jana Sangh


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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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The RSS and Jana Sangh, a nationalist party, took complete advantage of the 1965 war with Pakistan to 'deepen suspicion about Muslims', and also encashed the growing unpopularity of Congress, particularly in the Hindi -belt, where a left-wing alternative was weak or non-existent.
From Jana Sangh days, he worked constantly to strengthen our Party.
BJP was established in 1951 as RSS's political wing earlier known as Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS).
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.
The demand for the trifurcation of valley to separate Ladhak from Jammu and Kashmir originally started in 1951, when Syama Prasad Mukherjee the architect of Jana Sangh the BJP's predecessor kicked off the idea of abrogating Article 370 (which had given special provision to Jammu and Kashmir) from the Indian Constitution because the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its front bodies did not want to live with the Muslims.
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.
Going into the 2019 polls, the BJP's manifesto spelled it out in black and white: 'We reiterate our position, since the time of the Jana Sangh, to the abrogation of Article 370.' By invoking the Jana Sangh, the cabal of saffron losers that took their cue from the proto-Nazi RSS, the party deliberately drew on a long history that stretches back to Independence.
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.
The BJP was formed when the experiment of its predecessor, Bharatiya Jana Sangh, to form a secular alliance by the name of Janata Party, succeeded in the elections but failed to consolidate.
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.
Morarji Desai had become prime minister at the head of the multi-hued Janata party which brought the Lohiyaites and the Socialists in the same group as the RSS and the Jana Sangh, the precursor to the BJP.
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), commonly known as Jan Sangh, was a right wing political party that existed from 1951 to 1977 and was the political arm of RSS.