Janata Party merged with the Bhartiya Janata Party

Janata Party merged with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Janata Party on August 11, 2013 was merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following a meeting between Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy and BJP President Rajnath Singh.

The Janata Party was an amalgam of Indian political parties opposed to the State of Emergency that was imposed between 1975 and 1977 by the government of India under the Prime Ministership of late Indira Gandhi and her party, the Indian National Congress. The Janata party was officially launched on January 23, 1977 when the Janata Morcha, Charan Singh’s Bharatiya Lok Dal, Swatantra Party, the Socialist Party of India of Raj Narain and George Fernandes, and the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) came together, merging their separate identities. In the general election held after the state of emergency ended in 1977, the Janata party defeated Congress to form the first non-Congress government in the history of the Republic of India.

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