BJP was founded in 1980 with Integral humanism, Social conservatism, Conservatism, Hindu nationalism, Gandhian socialism and Hindutva ideology. It won 86 Lok Sabha seats in 1989 elections, a tally which made its support crucial to the National Front government of V. P. Singh. Since then a lot has changed and today the scenario is that BJP has a majority in both houses.
Watch the slideshow below, to know the 10 factors behind BJP emergence.
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Story by Pradip Bhandari