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Encyclopedia > Bharatiya Jana Sangh

Bharatiya Jana Sangh is the old name of Bharatiya Janata Party of India. It was started by Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee (also spelt as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee) on 21st October 1951 at Delhi. The symbol of the party in Indian elections was the lamp. It won three seats in the parliamentary elections in 1952, with Dr. Mookerjee as one of the winning candidates.


After the party's bad showing in 1984, it was re-launched as the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was the governing party of India from 1998 until 2004 when the Congress Party won an upset election.




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Bharatiya Jana Sangh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (494 words)
The Bharatiya Jana Sangh (abbreviated BJS, and often known simply as the Jan Sangh) existed from 1951 to 1980, whereupon it was succeeded by the Bharatiya Janata Party, one of India's largest political parties.
In 1952 general elections to the Parliament of India, Bharatiya Jana Sangh had won three seats; Mookerjee being one of the winning candidates.
The BJS was ideologically close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and derived most of its political activist base and candidates from the RSS ranks.
Sangh Parivar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
The Sangh Parivar ("family of associations") refers to the family of Hindu organisations built around the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Sangh's work is not restricted to its outward institutional form only, but is multi-dimensional, extending beyond the boundaries of 'sanghasthan'.
After the Godhra train-burning, members of Sangh Parivar was alleged to have taken part in the ensuing riots.
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