The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a direct successor of the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS), founded in 1980, is a major political party in India. The Bharatiya Jana Sangh was founded in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee, a nationalist leader, former Union Minister, and freedom fighter. The party advocates welfare social policies, self-reliance, robust economic growth, foreign policy driven by a nationalist agenda, and strong national defense.
The BJP is pledged to build up India as a strong and prosperous nation, which is modern, progressive, India, which is enlightened in outlook and proudly draws Inspiration from India’s ancient culture and values is thus able to emerge as a great world power, playing an effective role in the community of nations for the establishment of world peace and just
international order. The Party aims at establishing a democratic state which guarantees to all citizens irrespective of caste, creed, or sex, political, social, and economic justice, equality of opportunity, and liberty of faith and expression. The Party shall bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established and to the principles of socialism, secularism, and democracy and would uphold the sovereignty, unity, and integrity of India.
The BJP stands for strong national defense, small government, and free-market economic policies. Integral humanism has been its core philosophy and identity ever since its inception.