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Bharatiya Janata Party

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 

Indian political party. In the “emergency” of 1975–77, most of the non-communist left-of-centre and right-wing parties formed the coalition Janata Party in opposition to Indira Gandhi's ruling Congress Party. The alliance collapsed in 1979, and the BJP emerged as one of the principal remnants. Broadly right-wing, the BJP is in favour of the creation of a Hindu state, Hindustan. The BJP won the 1996, 1998, and 1999 parliamentary elections. It lost to the Congress Party in the 2004 and 2009 elections, but won a landslide victory under Narendra Modi in the 2014 elections, gaining an overall parliamentary majority. It lost to the Congress Party in the 2004 and 2009 elections, but won a landslide victory under Narendra Modi in the 2014 elections, gaining an overall parliamentary majority.

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