BHARATIYA JANANTA PARTY KERALA HISTORY
The bharatiya Janata party is a political movement with clear and specific policies, programs ,outlook and a well oiled organizational machinery .BJP was formed at a national conclave held in Bombay on April 6th 1980.the kerala unit of BJP also came into the existence at the same conclave with O.Rajagopal as the first state president .Ten days later, on April 1th a state delegates meet was held and state office bearers were elected.
The BJP has an organizational presence in all assembly constituencies, panchayats and of the Booth level in Kerala .It is a belief that political survival in kerala depends on becoming constituent of a coalition . The BJP has proved this wrong and won the support of 8% of the population. The party has intervened in issues affecting the people and made an impact almost equal to the major coalitions. People have been our Source of strength in a situation where many parties will fail to secure even 2% of people’s support where this to stand on their own feet. the potential for BJP is enormous and opponents view it with fear .Hence Opposition increases.
Right from the jana sangh ,there was presence in local bodies controlled by BJP has increased significantly. But it has not been able to get its representatives to Loksabha and State Assembly. This happens because the two warring coalitions collude to prevent BJP from winning .This has been witnessed many times in the legislative constituencies of kasargod and Manjeswaram.
Even while it lacked parliamentary representation ,BJP did a lot for Kerala .O.Rajagopal ,who was elected from Madhya Pradesh to Rjya Sabha did miracles for kerala when he was minister of state for railways .The NDA regime proved that BJP is able to contribute to the development of the state tran -sendig narrow political interests.
BJP functions in Kerala in a hostile enviornment .It faces not only ideological opposition but even physical threats.The intolerance of its opponents offer leads to physical attack and loss of precious lives .Many have been maimed.
Coalition politics which divides peoples in to majority and minority and then appeases the minority and ignores the majority has caused hearth urn to large sections of people. BJP is the only Movement they can rely upon BJP is optimistic about its opportunities in kerala