Trace the emergence of BJP as a significant force in post-Emergency politics.
The major trends in the electoral performance of BJP since 1989 can be traced as follows:
- In the elections of 1989, the National front under V.P. Singh came to power supported by left front and BJP from outside because they wanted to keep the Congress out of power. Due to Mandal Commission Report and implementation of its recommendations forced BJP to reconsider its support and finally withdrew it. Thus, in November 1990, the rule of National Front came to an end.
- In 1996 BJP minority government was formed for a short period. In June 1996 BJP failed to get majority support in the vote of confidence and thus collapsed.
- From March 1998 to October 1999, BJP and others formed alliances NDA (National Democratic Alliance) under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The regional Parties demanded more share in the government to extend their support.
- The political competition during nineties and divided between the coalition led by BJP and coalition led by Congress.
Concept: Rise of the JD and the BJP
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