Bharatiya Janata Party is an organisation built on certain principles. Its strength is its cadre. It is not centered around any individual, leader, family or dynasty. Its driving force is national approach to all issues rising above caste and religion. We draw out strength from ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.
This is our central theme. ‘Bharat’ (our land), ‘Mata’ (our heritage and culture) and ‘Jai’ (people’s aspirations) are expression of our deep commitment to the nation. Nation emerges from the union of land, people and culture. We have faith in cultural nationalism.
- According to the Article 3 of BJP’s constitution ‘Integral Humanism’ is the basic philosophy of BJP. After his extensive thinking, study and reflection Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay propounded it as ideology in the year 1964-65.
- Western political thoughts have given the ideology of secularism, individualism and communism. Leadership of independent India is also seeking its future within these ‘isms’. In his findings, while making an intervention, Deendayal Ji raised the question that when we have rejected the western imperialism then what is the compulsion that we should follow western ‘isms’.
- Generally, all the established parties in the Indian political arena used to think that we will have to accept these western ‘isms’ with some amendments because we don’t have any other thought. Westerners by coming to India prepared us to become a nation. We are a ‘nation in the making’ or a new nation.
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BJP believes that with all its short comings, Democracy is the best system of governance. Deendayal ji presented it in Indian context as the concept of ‘Chastening the Public Will’ Emergency was the biggest conspiracy to undermine democracy in India. Mass resistance against this onslaught under the leadership of Shri Jayprakash Narayan led to restoration of democracy.
As the political events that unfolded the need for collective politics was felt and Bharatiya Jana Sangh was merged into the Janata Party on directive of Shri Jaiprakash Narayan, However, fear of principled cadre based Jan Sangh resulted in petty politics and Jan Sangh was eased out of Janata Party. This led to the birth of Bharatiya Janata Party.
PM Shri Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Chitradurga, Karnataka.