Bharatiy Janata Party(BJP)

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is one of the two major parties in the Indian political system, the other being the Indian National Congress. Established in 1980, it is India’s second largest political party in terms of representation in parliament and in the various state assemblies.

The BJP’s roots lie in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh; formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. For the 1977 general elections, the Jana Sangh merged with several parties to form the Janata Party to defeat the incumbent Congress party. Following Janata’s dissolution in 1980, the rank and file of the erstwhile Jana Sangh reconvened as the Bharatiya Janata Party. Although initially unsuccessful, winning only two seats in the 1984 general election, the BJP soon grew in strength on the wave of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, and came to power in several states. Following a series of increasingly better performances at the national elections, the party was invited to form the government in 1996, albeit only for 13 days.

From 1998 to 2004, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), a coalition of several parties, formed the national government. Headed by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it was the first non-Congress government to last a full term in office. Since its surprising defeat in the 2004 general elections, the BJP has been the principal opposition party in parliament. The party is currently directly in power in five states. One of those states’ leader, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is the NDA’s prime-ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2014 general elections.

The BJP designates its official ideology and central philosophy to be “integral humanism”, based upon a 1965 book by Deendayal Upadhyaya. Labelled as right-wing and “Hindu nationalist”, the party advocates social conservatism, self-reliance as outlined by the Swadeshi movement, and a foreign policy centred on nationalist principles. Key issues for the BJP include the abrogation of the special constitutional status to Jammu and Kashmir (Article 370), building a Ram temple in Ayodhya and the implementation of a uniform civil code for all Indians. However, the NDA government pursued none of these controversial issues and implemented a largely-neoliberal economic policy in favour of globalisation. (Source Wikipedia)

BJP was previously known as Bharatiya Jan Sangh (1951-1977), Janata Party(1977-1980) and then todays Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP).

As of December 2013, the BJP has received big success in assembly seats in five states: (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Goa) and in two other states Nagaland and Punjab. Bharatiy Janata Party has previously ruled Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra as well as Odisha and Jharkhand as part of coalition governments.

In March, 2013, NaMo( Narendra Modi ) was appointed as chairman of party and  member of the BJP Parliamentary Board which is highest decision maker body of party. After that BJP emerged as strong contender for Loksabha election 2014

Loksabha Seats in Maharashtra :

ConstituencyMembers
DhulePratap Narayanrao Sonawane
JalgaonA T Nana Patil
RaverHaribhau Madhav Jawale
AkolaSanjay Shamrao Dhotre
ChandrapurHansraj Gangaram Ahir
JalnaRaosaheb Dadarao Danve
DindoriHarishchandra Chavan
AhmednagarDilipkumar Mansukhlal Gandhi
BeedGopinathrao Pandurang Munde

Vidhansabha Seats in Maharashtra :

ConstituencyMembers
SindkhedaJaykumarbhau Jitendrasinh Rawal
JamnerGirish Dattatray Mahajan
MuktainagarEknath Khadse
MalkapurChainsukh Madanlal Sancheti
Jalgaon (Jamod)Sanjay Shriram Kute
Akola WestGovardhan Mangilalji Sharma
MurtizapurHarish Marotiappa Pimple
WashimLakhan Sahadeo Malik
ArviDadarao Yadavraoji Keche
HinganaVijaybabu Pandurangji Ghodmare
UmredSudhir Laxman Parwe
Nagpur South WestDevendra Gangadharrao Phadnavis
Nagpur EastKrishna Khopde
Nagpur CentralVikas Shankarrao Kumbhare
Nagpur WestSudhakar Shamrao Deshmukh
KamthiChandrashekhar Krishnarao Bawankule
SakoliNanabhau Falgunrao Patole
Arjuni MorgaonRajkumar Sudam Badole
TiroraKhushal Parasram Bopache
ChandrapurNanaji Sitaram Shamkule
BallarpurSudhir Sachchidanand Mungantiwar
BramhapuriAtul Devidas Deshkar
BaglanUmaji Manglu Borse
VikramgadChintaman Wanaga
Bhiwanadi RuralVishnu Rama Savara
UlhasnagarKumar Uttamchand Ailani
DombivaliRavindra Dattatraya Chavan
BorivaliGopal Shetty
MulundSardar Tara Singh
CharkopYogesh Sagar
Ghatkopar EastPrakash Manchhubhai Mehta
Malabar HillMangal Prabhat Lodha
MavalBala Alies Sanjay Vishwanath Bhegde
KhadakwaslaBhimrao Dhondiba Tapkir ( Elected in a By-Poll held due to Ramesh Wanjale's demise )
ParvatiMadhuri Satish Misal
Kasba PethGirish Bapat
RahuriShivaji Bhanudas Kardile
Karjat JamkhedProf. Ram Shankar Shinde
ParliPankaja Gopinathrao Munde Palve
UdgirSudhakar Sangram Bhalerao
Solapur City NorthVijayakumar Sidramappa Deshmukh
AkkalkotSidramappa Malkappa Patil
KankavliJathar Pramod Shantaram
IchalkaranjiSuresh Ganpati Halvankar
MirajKhade Suresh (Bhau) Dagadu
SangliPai. Sambhaji Hari Pawar
JathPrakash (Anna) Shivajirao Shendge

BJP Maharashtra Candidate List for Loksabha Election 2014:

ConstituencyMembers
1 - NandurbarKum. Hina Gavit
2 - DhuleShri. Subhash Bhamre
3 - JalgaonShri. A.T. Patil
4 - RaverMs. Raksha khadse
6 - AkolaShri. Sanjay Dhotre
8 - WardhaShri. Ramdas Tadas
10 - NagpurShri. Nitin Gadkari
11 - Bhandara GondiaShri. Nana Patole
12 - Gadchiroli - ChimurShri. Ashok Nete
13 - ChandrapurShri. Hansraj Ahir
16 - NandedShri. D. B.Patil
18 - JalnaShri. Ravsaheb Danve Patil
20 - DindoriShri. Harishchandra Chavhan
22 - PalgharAdv. Chintaman Vanga
23 - BhivandiShri. Kapil Patil
26 - North MumbaiShri. Gopal Shetty
28 - North East MumbaiDr. Kirit Somaiya
29 - North Central MumbaiMs. Poonam Mahajan Rao
34 - PuneShri. Anil Shirole
35 - BaramatiShri. Mahadev Jankar
37 - AhmednagarShri. Dilip Gandhi
39 - BeedShri. Gopinath Munde
41 - LaturShri. Sunil Gaikwad
42- SolapurShri. Sharad Bansode
44- SangaliShri. Sanjay Kaka Patil