Organisational Structure of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Organisational Structure of the Bharatiya Janata Party

The organisation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is based upon the Constitution of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1] The organisation of the BJP is strictly hierarchical, with the president being the highest authority in the party. The party is considered to be a cadre-based party that draws from the Hindutva-based ideology of its parent organisation, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.[2][3]

As of 2019, it is the country's largest political party in terms of representation in the national parliament and state assemblies and is the world's largest party in terms of primary membership.[4]

Parent organisation

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is considered as the parent organisation of BJP. BJP also draws its membership from the organisation of the Sangh Parivar.


The BJP on the national level has several publicly known internal departments, such as:[5]

The BJP does not publicly release more information about these departments aside from their respective heads.[5]

National level

National President

National president of BJP, J P Nadda (cropped).jpg

The organisation of the BJP is strictly hierarchical, with the president being the highest authority in the party.[6] According to the party's constitution, the president is elected by an electoral college consisting of the National Council and the State Councils. Until 2012, the BJP constitution mandated that any qualified member could be national or state president for a single three-year term.[6] This was amended to a maximum of two consecutive terms.[7]

National Executive

The National Executive of Bharatiya Janata Party is the presidium and chief executive body of the Bharatiya Janata Party setting the overall strategic direction of the party and policy development. It is composed of members appointed by the BJP president and can have as many as 120 members.[1]

Below the president is the National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which contains a variable number of senior leaders from across the country appointed by the President of the party. It is the higher decision making body of the party. It consists of several office holders of the party, including up to seven vice-presidents, up to five general secretaries, one general secretary (organisation), one treasurer and up to seven secretaries who work directly with the president.[6]

The National Executive has the authority to interpret the Articles and Rules of the party constitution. The Executive can also amend, alter and add to the party constitution which is subject to rectification by the following Plenary Session or Special Session of National Council. The National Executive also oversees the internal elections to the President and the National Council and appoints a returning officer for conducting the triennial election of the party.[citation needed]

An identical structure, with a State Executive Committee led by a State President, exists at the state level.[6]

Parliamentary Board

The Parliamentary Board is the governing body of the BJP which takes day-to-day decisions on behalf of the National Executive. The National Executive sets up a Parliamentary Board consisting of Party President and ten other members.[8][9][10] The Parliamentary Board supervises the activities of the parliamentary and legislative groups of the Party. It guides and regulates all the organisational units under the National Executive.

Central Election Committee

The Central Election Committee, is also set up by the National Executive, and consist of the 11 members of the Parliamentary Board and 8 other members[a][11] elected by the National Executive.[8][10][12] The role of the CEC is to select candidates for all Legislative and Parliamentary elections throughout India.[13][14][15]

National Council

The National Council is the highest policy making body of the party. It is also responsible for rectification of any amendment, alteration and addition to the party constitution by National Executive in the following Plenary Session or Special Session. The National Council along with the State Council also elects the President every three year. The National Council consists of members that are elected by the State Councils, 10% of the parliamentary party, former national Presidents, leaders of state legislative assemblies and state legislative councils, members nominated by the national president, all members of the National Executive, presidents of Morchas and Cells.[1]

State level

There are several State units of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

District Committee

District Committee is an important grassroots level organisation of BJP with one President, Six Vice President and Four General Secretary and Six Secretaries. The District Committee has Other members also.


The Mandal Committee of BJP has one president with two general secretary and four secretaries

I believe in Integral Humanism which is the basic philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata Party. I am committed to Nationalism and National Integration, Democracy, Gandhian Socialism, Positive Secularism, (Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava) and Value-based politics. I subscribe to the concept of a Secular state and nation not based on religion. I firmly believe that this task can be achieved by peaceful means alone. I do not observe or recognize untouchability in any shape or form. I am not a member of any other political party. I undertake to abide by the Constitution, Rules and Discipline of the Party.

— Bharatiya Janata Party membership pledge[1]


Mahila Morcha

Mahila Morcha (IPA: Mahilā Mōrcā, transl. Women's Front), is the women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India. Vanathi Srinivasan, former Tamil Nadu BJP Unit Vice president and current Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Coimbatore South state assembly constituency is the national president of the wing.[16][17][18][19]


Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, is a registered foreign agent, on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[20]


Any Indian citizen of the age of 18 years or above can become a member of the Party, provided that he is not a member of any other political party. The term of membership will ordinarily be of 6 years.[1] As of 2019, it is the world's largest political party in terms of primary membership.[4]

State Presidents

The State Presidents of state or UT unit of BJP are appointed by the National President.[21]

State Unit State President Took office Ref.
Andhra Pradesh Somu Veerraju 27 July 2020
(2 years, 201 days)
Arunachal Pradesh Biyuram Wahge 17 January 2020
(3 years, 27 days)
Assam Bhabesh Kalita 26 June 2021
(1 year, 232 days)


Bihar Sanjay Jaiswal 15 September 2019
(3 years, 151 days)
Chhattisgarh Arun Sao 9 August 2022
(188 days)
Goa Sadanand Tanavade 12 January 2020
(3 years, 32 days)
Gujarat C. R. Patil 20 July 2020
(2 years, 208 days)
Haryana O. P. Dhankar 19 July 2020
(2 years, 209 days)
Himachal Pradesh Suresh Kumar Kashyap 22 July 2020
(2 years, 206 days)
Jharkhand Deepak Prakash 25 February 2020
(2 years, 353 days)
Karnataka Nalin Kumar Kateel 20 August 2019
(3 years, 177 days)


Kerala K. Surendran 15 February 2020
(2 years, 363 days)
Madhya Pradesh V. D. Sharma 15 February 2020
(2 years, 363 days)
Maharashtra Chandrashekhar Bawankule 12 August 2022
(185 days)
Manipur Adhikarimayum Sharda Devi 26 June 2021
(1 year, 232 days)
Meghalaya Ernest Mawrie 15 January 2020
(3 years, 29 days)
Mizoram Vanlalhmuaka 7 January 2020
(3 years, 37 days)
Nagaland Temjen Imma Along 19 June 2018
(3 years, 29 days)


Odisha Samir Mohanty 16 January 2020
(3 years, 28 days)
Punjab Ashwani Kumar Sharma 17 January 2020
(3 years, 27 days)
Rajasthan Satish Poonia 14 September 2019
(3 years, 152 days)
Sikkim Dilli Ram Thapa 4 February 2023
(9 days)
Tamil Nadu Annamalai Kuppusamy 8 July 2021
(1 year, 220 days)
Telangana Bandi Sanjay Kumar 11 March 2020
(2 years, 339 days)
Tripura Rajib Bhattacharjee 25 August 2022
(172 days)
Uttar Pradesh Chaudhary Bhupendra Singh 25 August 2022
(172 days)
Uttarakhand Mahendra Bhatt 30 July 2022
(198 days)
West Bengal Sukanta Majumdar 20 September 2021
(1 year, 146 days)


Andaman and Nicobar Islands Ajoy Bairagi 16 January 2020
(3 years, 28 days)
Chandigarh Arun Sood 18 January 2020
(3 years, 26 days)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Deepesh Thakorbhai Tandel 18 January 2020
(3 years, 26 days)
Delhi Virender Sachdeva (acting) 11 December 2022
(64 days)
Jammu and Kashmir Ravinder Raina 14 May 2018
(4 years, 275 days)
Ladakh Phunchok Stanzin 9 January 2022
(1 year, 35 days)
Lakshadweep K. N. Kasmikoya 9 January 2022
(1 year, 35 days)
Puducherry V. Saminathan 12 January 2016
(7 years, 32 days)

See also


  1. ^ Currently the Central Election Committee has only 4 members other than the 11 members of the Parliamentary Board


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