The long article by Mr. Malkani titled-"History of the Bharatiya Janata Party" must make for a tedious read. In this table, are given the most important dates and events in the history of the BJP.
|1951||The RSS grew political teeth and wings; the Bhartiya Jana Sangh is founded under the leadership of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee in 1951.|
|1965||Deendhayal Upadhyaya delivers four lectures on Integral Humanism|
|1967||"...you could travel from Amritsar to Calcutta without setting foot in Congress territory"|
|1967||The Calicut Sessions of the BJS held under Upadhyaya|
|1971||BJS adopts the slogan "War on Poverty"|
|1971||The Congress Party uses the Hindi version of "War on poverty" after stealing the slogan from the BJS and sweeps the polls(!).|
|1972||The Congress Party uses the stolen slogan to sweep the polls again(!!!).|
|1980||BJS rechristened, the Bharatiya Janata Party formed, Vajpayee presides over meetings|
|1989||"...the Janata Dal effected adjustments of seats with the BJP and proceeded to form the Government with outside support from the BJP and the Communists"|
|1992||Kar-sevaks demolish Babri Masjid, Ayodhya|
|1995||BJP wins 40 seats in the Karnataka elections|
|1997||BJP forms a 18-party coalition and comes to power at the Centre|
|1999||BJP heads the 18-party coalition at the Centre|
Material sourced from http://www.bjp.org/
The material presented is not factually modified in any way.