The Bharatiya Janata Party, also commonly called the BJP (abbreviation for Bharatiya Janata Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in India, the other being the Indian National Congress. Founded by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani in 1980, it dominates politics nationally for most of the period from 2014 onwards.[1] There have been 2 Prime Ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the first being Atal Bihari Vajpayee, serving as Prime Minister for 3 terms, and the second being the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Role of state units

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According to the Constitution of the Bharatiya Janata Party,[2] the state units of the party conform to the states and union territories mentioned in the Constitution of India.

Structure of state units

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The state units of the Bharatiya Janata Party are composed of two entities, the State Council and the State Executive respectively.

State Council
The state councils of each state unit consist of members elected by the district units, 10% of legislators in state legislative assembly and state legislative council, 10% of parliament members from the state, all members of national council from the state, all former state presidents, all members of the state executive, all office-bearers of a regional committee, presidents and general secretaries of the district committees, Leaders of the party in state Legislative assembly and state legislative council, chairmen of municipal corporations, municipal councils, municipalities, district councils and block development councils, nominated members by the state president and state presidents of allied morchas and cells.

List of state units

This is a list of the official state and territorial party units of the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3]

State/UT Unit President Seats in Lok Sabha Seats in Rajya Sabha Seats in
State
Legislative
Assemblies
Seats in
State
Legislative
Councils
Website
All India BJP Jagat Prakash Nadda
301 / 543
Elected
86 / 233
Nominated
9 / 12
1,435 / 4,036
116 / 426
bjp.org
State Units of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Andhra Pradesh BJP Andhra Pradesh Somu Veerraju
0 / 25
4 / 11
0 / 175
Elected
2 / 50
Nominated
0 / 8
apbjp.org
Arunachal Pradesh BJP Arunachal Pradesh Biyuram Wahge
2 / 2
1 / 1
48 / 60
Assam BJP Assam Bhabesh Kalita
9 / 14
3 / 7
60 / 126
assam.bjp.org
Bihar BJP Bihar Sanjay Jaiswal
17 / 40
4 / 16
74 / 243
Elected
20 / 63
Nominated
6 / 12
bihar.bjp.org
Chhattisgarh BJP Chhattisgarh Vishnudeo Sai
9 / 11
2 / 5
14 / 90
Goa BJP Goa Sadanand Tanavade
1 / 2
1 / 1
27 / 40
Gujarat BJP Gujarat C. R. Patil
26 / 26
8 / 11
112 / 182
bjpgujarat.org
Haryana BJP Haryana O. P. Dhankar
10 / 10
3 / 5
40 / 90
bjpharyana.org
Himachal Pradesh BJP Himachal Pradesh Suresh Kumar Kashyap
3 / 4
2 / 3
43 / 68
Jharkhand BJP Jharkhand Deepak Prakash
11 / 14
4 / 6
26 / 81
Karnataka BJP Karnataka Nalin Kumar Kateel
25 / 28
5 / 13
119 / 224
Elected
27 / 64
Nominated
5 / 11
karnataka.bjp.org
Kerala BJP Kerala K. Surendran
0 / 20
0 / 9
0 / 140
Madhya Pradesh BJP Madhya Pradesh V. D. Sharma
27 / 29
8 / 11
125 / 230
Maharashtra BJP Maharashtra Chandrakant Bacchu Patil
23 / 48
8 / 19
106 / 288
Elected
24 / 66
Nominated
0 / 12
Manipur BJP Manipur A Sharda Devi
1 / 2
1 / 1
24 / 60
Meghalaya BJP Meghalaya Ernest Mawrie
0 / 2
0 / 1
2 / 60
Mizoram BJP Mizoram Vanlalhmuaka
0 / 1
0 / 1
1 / 40
Nagaland BJP Nagaland Temjen Imma Along
0 / 1
0 / 1
12 / 60
Odisha BJP Odisha Samir Mohanty
8 / 21
1 / 10
22 / 147
Punjab BJP Punjab Ashwani Kumar Sharma
2 / 13
1 / 7
2 / 117
Rajasthan BJP Rajasthan Satish Poonia
24 / 25
7 / 10
71 / 200
rajasthanbjp.org
Sikkim BJP Sikkim Dal Bahadur Chauhan
0 / 1
0 / 1
12 / 32
Tamil Nadu BJP Tamil Nadu K. Annamalai
0 / 39
0 / 18
4 / 234
tamilnadu.bjp.org
Telangana BJP Telangana Bandi Sanjay Kumar
4 / 17
0 / 7
2 / 119
Elected
0 / 34
Nominated
0 / 6
Tripura BJP Tripura Manik Saha
2 / 2
0 / 1
36 / 60
Uttar Pradesh BJP Uttar Pradesh Swatantra Dev Singh
62 / 80
22 / 31
306 / 403
Elected
32 / 90
Nominated
0 / 10
Uttarakhand BJP Uttarakhand Madan Kaushik
5 / 5
2 / 3
56 / 70
uttarakhand.bjp.org
West Bengal BJP West Bengal Sukanta Majumdar
17 / 42
0 / 16
71 / 294
bjpbengal.org
Union Territorial Units of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Andaman and Nicobar Islands BJP Andaman and Nicobar Ajoy Bairagi
0 / 1
Chandigarh BJP Chandigarh Arun Sood
1 / 1
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu BJP Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Deepesh Thakorbhai Tandel
1 / 2
Delhi BJP Delhi Adesh Kumar Gupta
7 / 7
0 / 3
8 / 70
delhi.bjp.org
Jammu and Kashmir BJP Jammu and Kashmir Ravinder Raina
2 / 5
0 / 4
Elected
0 / 83
Nominated
0 / 2
Ladakh BJP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal
1 / 1
Lakshadweep BJP Lakshadweep Abdul Khader Haji
0 / 1
Puducherry BJP Puducherry V. Saminathan
0 / 1
1 / 1
Elected
6 / 30
Nominated
3 / 3

See also

References

  1. ^ Pratap Chandra Swain (2001). Bharatiya Janata Party: Profile and Performance. APH Publishing. pp. 194, 199, 207. ISBN 978-81-7648-257-8.
  2. ^ "Bharatiya Janata Party Constitution". BJP official website. Bharatiya Janata Party. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  3. ^ Sylvie Guichard (2 March 2013). "How Autonomous Are the Branches? A Study of Narendra Modi's BJP". jstor.org. Economic and Political Weekly. Retrieved 26 July 2020.