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The BJP is the successor party of the BJS, which merged itself into the Janata Party in 1977. The BJP was formed as a separate party in 1980 after internal differences in the Janata Party resulted in the collapse of it's government in 1979. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya was the leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh from 1953 to 1968. The very first session of BJP in December 1980 in Bombay, was presided over by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The BJP and its allies came to power in 1999 and formed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), under the leadership of Shri A B Vajpayee and Shri L K Advani.







According to highly-placed sources in the JD(S), Deve Gowda is now waiting for the right time to bring forth the old copy of conditions (sent his BJP counterpart Rajnath Singh on November 1, 2007), though he is ready to soften his stand on some . . . . (Gowda's 12-Point Conditions Still Apply , Deccan Herald, P M Raghunandan, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka appears to be moving towards the first-ever saffron party-led coalition government in the South as 125 MLAs belonging to the BJP, the JD(S) and Independents today submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil. (Bjp-Jd(s) Mlas Paraded Before Prez Pratibha , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Inaugurating a federalism conference in New Delhi on Monday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complained that regional parties and those with narrow, "regional and sectional loyalties" tended to distort the "national vision". (Divide And Rule, Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 07, 2007)

When India blasted its way out of nuclear ambiguity on May 11-13, 1998, and caused a major setback to the US non-proliferation policies, the US reaction was immediate and severe. (Strategic Aspect Of N-Deal, Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday submitted his “final” report on the JD(S)-BJP’s claim to form government to the Centre. (Karnataka Juggernaut In Capital, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

American officials pushed for agreement before US Prez poll campaign kicks off (No Support For N-Deal In Present Form: Advani, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The Tehelka sting on Gujarat 2002 is a credible effort. Yet it is difficult not to question its timing and the exploitative manner of its presentation. (The Sting In Its Social And Ethical Context, Hindu, VIDYA SUBRAHMANIAM, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday submitted his "final report" to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on the political situation in the State that has been under President's rule since October 9. (Flip-Flop Tieup Can't Give Stability, Thakur To Centre , Pioneer, KUMAR UTTAM, Nov 07, 2007)

BJP-JD (S) combine presents 125 legislators before President I have consulted legal luminaries: Governor Delay is ‘mala fide’, says JD(S)-BJP memorandum (Thakur Submits Final Report, Hindu, P. Sunderarajan , Nov 07, 2007)

The weeks-long political drama in Karnataka today inched closer to its resolution after the Governor Mr Rameshwar Thakur today submitted to the Centre his “final” report over the situation arising out of the BJP-JD-S’ bid to stake claim over . . . . (Karnataka: Mlas Paraded In Delhi, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Battling a stiff Left resistance, an apparently confident Congress-led UPA government declared today that the civil nuclear cooperation with the United States of America and other countries, as and when it succeeded, would strengthen the . . . . (‘N-Deals Will Boost Energy Security’, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

WITH the Indian electorate repeatedly delivering fractured mandates in a number of States, and in Parliament, the phenomenon of hung legislatures, with the resultant dilemma of who should be invited to form the government, has long demanded . . . (Governor's Choice, Frontline, V. VENKATESAN, Nov 07, 2007)

The BJP-JD(S) combine on Tuesday paraded 125 MLAs from Karnataka in front of President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan in a show of strength to mount pressure on the Centre to take an early decision on government formation in Karnataka. (Bjp, Jd-S Mlas ‘Paraded’, Asian Age, Venkat Parsa, Nov 07, 2007)

The Prime Minister, Dr Manomohan Singh, has once again retreated into his academic shell, giving vent to thoughts which are a professor’s delight but which, really, have no value whatever to practising politicians. (Through A Prism, Business Line, Ranabir Ray Choudhury , Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka legislators from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) met President Pratibha Patil here on Tuesday evening to press their combine's claim to form a new ministry. (K'taka Bjp, Jd(s) Legislators Meet Prez, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Jammu and Kashmir is not a problem of Hindu-Muslim relations as many people believe. (Sixty Years Of Kashmir's Accession: The Less Known Realities , Deccan Herald, Balraj Puri, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today submitted to the Centre his "final" report on the BJP-JD(S) demand for invitation to form the government in the state as the combine, upset over not being called, paraded its MLAs before President Pratibha Patil. (Karnataka Government Submits Report To Centre, Bjp-Jd(s) Mlas Before President., OutLook, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

COALITION politics in Karnataka, currently in a serious crisis of credibility, may yet get a fresh lease of life, with Governor Rameshwar Thakur expected to invite an alliance of the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to . . . (Coalition Circus, Frontline, PARVATHI MENON, Nov 07, 2007)

AFTER the assurance of “unconditional” support from former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Merajuddin Patel, State president of the JD(S), the BJP was in for a rude shock on November 1 when H.D. Deve Gowda, national president of the . . . . (Deve Gowda's 12 'Commandments', Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

HAVING won back the support of the Janata Dal (Secular), which had pipped him at the post a few weeks ago, B.S. Yeddyurappa is now a happy man. But he has apparently decided to maintain a low profile, in view of the manner in which Governor . . . . ("My Time Has Now Come":, Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)


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