The Bharatiya Jana Sangh (abbreviated BJS) was an Indian nationalist political party that existed from 1951 to 1977 and was the political arm of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu right-wing organisation. When the it started speaking about regional issues which was about Hindus and was not left to contest in election. In 1977, it merged with several other left, centre and right parties opposed to the "dictatorial" and "dynastic" rule of the Indian National Congress and formed the Janata Party. After the Janata Party split in 1980, it was re-formed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1980, which is today one of India's largest political parties.
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