Bharatiya Janata Party
Hindu Mahasabha and Ram Rajya Parishad
Bharatiya Jana Sangh 1951 – 1977 [Syama Prasad Mukherjee]
Janata Party 1977 – 1979
Bharatiya Janata Party 1980
The BJP is the successor party of the BJS, which merged itself into the Janata Party in 1977. The BJP was formed as a separate party in 1980 after internal differences in the Janata Party resulted in the collapse of it’s government in 1979.
BJP PHILOSOPHY: Integral Humanism
By Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
Integral Humanism, the guiding philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was first presented by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in the form of four lectures delivered in Bombay on April 22-25, 1965.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was the leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh from 1953 to 1968. A profound philosopher, organiser par excellence and a leader who maintained the highest standards of personal integrity, he has been the source of ideological guidance and moral inspiration for the BJP since its inception. His treatise Integral Humanism, which is a critique of both communism and capitalism, provides a holistic alternative perspective for political action and statecraft consistent with the laws of Creation and the universal needs of the human race.
|Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was born on Sept. 12,1916, in a village in Rajasthan. He passed his Matriculation standing first class, first in the Ajmer Board Examinations, winning two gold medals. He again won two gold medals in Intermediate examination securing first rank. He did his B.A. in mathematics in first class.
Panditji joined the RSS in 1937 as one of the first few Swayamsevaks and rose to be its Joint Provincial Pracharak.
He joined the Jana Sangh in 1952 and was appointed its General Secretary, which post he retained till he became the President of the Party in 1967. After the death of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookherji he shouldered the responsibility of building up the party and he achieved a remarkable success in this onerous task.
Pandit Upadhyaya edited PANCHJANYA (Weekly) and SWADESH (Daily) from Lucknow. He has also written a drama CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA in Hindi, and later wrote a Hindi biography of SHANKARACHARYA. He translated Marathi biography of Dr. Hedgewar, the founder of RSS.
His death in tragic circumstances on Feb. 11, 1968, is an irreplaceable loss to the country.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
BJP Philosophy: Hindutva (Cultural Nationalism)
Hindutva or Cultural Nationalism presents the BJP’s conception of Indian nationhood, as explained in the following set of articles. It must be noted that Hindutva is a nationalist, and not a religious or theocratic, concept.
Hindutva: The Great Nationalist Ideology
“Give us this day our sense of Mission” by M.V. Kamath
REVIEW: ‘Klaus Klostermaier – On the Ethos and the Future of Hinduism’ by Shri Ashok Chowgule
“The Hindutva Judgements: The Distance that Remains” by Arun Shourie
The Eternal Religion’s defining movement in time
ESSAY: “Semitic Monotheism -The Root Of Intolerance In India by S. Gurumurthy
Subhas Chandra Bose as a mascot of Hindutva by Kanchan Gupta (1996)