23 January 2013 :: The Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP ] is one of the two major parties in the Indian political system, the other being the Indian National Congress. It is India’s second largest political party in terms of representation in the parliament and in the various state assemblies.
In 1980, the leaders and workers of the former Bharatiya Jana Sangh, founded the Bharatiya Janata Party with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as its first President. Lal Krishna Advani was President for three times where as newly elected president, Rajnath Singh is Elected for the second time.
The highest authority in the party is the President. Officially, the BJP constitution provides for a three-year term for the President. Beyond this, there are several Vice-Presidents, General-Secretaries, Treasurers and Secretaries. The National Executive consists of an undetermined number of senior party leaders from across the nation, who are the highest decision-making body in the party. At the state level, a similar structure is in place, with every state unit being led by the respective President, who also officially serves a three-year term
Presidents of Bharatiya Janata Party [ BJP ]
1980–1986 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
1986–1991 Lal Krishna Advani – First Term
1991–1993 Murli Manohar Joshi
1993–1998 Lal Krishna Advani – Second Term
1998–2000 Kushabhau Thakre
2000–2001 Bangaru Laxman
2001–2002 Jana Krishnamurthi
2002–2004 Venkaiah Naidu
2004–2006 Lal Krishna Advani – Third Term
2006–2009 Rajnath Singh
2009–2013 Nitin Gadkari
2013–2015 Rajnath Singh- Second Term