Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha
President Anurag Singh Thakur
Founded 1978
Headquarters New Delhi
Ideology Conservatism
Mother party Bharatiya Janata Party
Website http://bjym.org

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) (translation: Indian People Youth Front) is the Youth Wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It was founded in 1978 and first national president was Kalraj Mishra.

Organization[edit]

The BJP is one of the few parties in India to have a popular-based governing structure, where workers and leaders at the local level have a great say in much of the decision-making. This has also been blamed for public spats between different factions of the party. The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha which is Youth wing of BJP has similar structure to the BJP.

The highest authority in the BJYM is the National President. Many BJP prominent leaders like Rajnath Singh, Pramod Mahajan, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, etc., were National President of BJYM. Beyond this, there are several Vice-Presidents like Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, 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, general secretary, Incharge and Co-Incharge. State level Morcha mainly focuses on the local issues.

BJYM also maintains close relation with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It also maintains close links to other Sangh Parivar organisations, such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (an organisation promoting consumption of domestic goods over foreign imports).

Ideology[edit]

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha believes in the all core ideologies of the BJP. The concept of Integral Humanism has a special place in its ideology, with the party aiming to transform India into a modern, progressive and enlightened nation which draws inspiration from India's ancient Indian culture and values. Being the youth wing of the BJP, it mainly focuses on the issue related to Indian youth.

Historically, the party has favoured youth in opposing increase in unemployment and increase in corruption which makes difficult for talented youths to get employments opportunity. It also supports the reforms in education and emphasises on the computer education.

Recent issue stances[edit]

Illegal map of India on Wikipedia[edit]

Amit Satam, the youth president of the organisation in Mumbai and a small group protested outside of the Fort campus of Mumbai University during a conference related to Wikipedia.[1]

Economic issues[edit]

  • Bringing back Indian Black Money in Swiss banks – During 15th Lok Sabha election in 2009 party supported the issue raised by BJP Prime minister candidate Lal Krishna Advani for bringing back the Indian black money from Swiss banks.[2]
  • Increasing prices of commodity – In recent year prices of the commodity increased a lot in India. Youth Morcha supports that the price of the essential commodities and services should be affordable by the poor people. It protested many times against the rise of prices.[3] It also advocates the health care cost should also be bring down to make it affordable to common mass.

Social issues[edit]

  • Unemployment – Increasing Party has long term aim of having employment opportunity for all youth in all sections of society. It believes that government should take affirmative action for creation of more job opportunity for students. It demanded government to provide a definite action plan about how government is going to address the issue of increasing unemployment.[4]
  • Health Care reforms – Youth morcha supports for providing the 24hour services in government hospitals for the treatment of patients. It also supports that the large number of vacancy of the doctors posts especially the gynaecologist, orthopaedics and surgeon, in government hospitals should be filled. These large number vacancy is causing the poor patients to approach private medical hospitals whose cost they are not able to afford. The party suggests patients should get the benefits of CT-scan and other laboratory facilities in government hospitals.[5]

Security[edit]

  • Protection of Indian students in Australia – On 1 June 2009 Youth Morcha held a protest against the recent alleged racist attacks on Indian students studying in Australia and demanding increased security for them. A six-member BJYM delegation also met the Australian High Commissioner, John McCarthy, and Deputy High Commissioner Sarah Hooper to express anguish and dismay over the repeated attacks.[6][7]
  • Terrorism – Youth Mocha supports that government should not take soft approach against the terrorism. It advocates terrorism in Punjab was completely abolished by hard action of police chief of the state K.P.S. Gill, similarly government should take hard steps with zero tolerance policy to fight against terrorism in India.[8] It also supports that in house terrorism (Naxalites) which is currently present in most of the Indian states should also be taken seriously to prevent killing of innocent people. It demands government to put more pressure on Pakistan for cracking down the militant groups in Pakistan administered Kashmir and Talibani Militants.[9] During Mumbai attack by Pakistani terrorists on 26 November 2008, Youth Morcha demanded the resignation of the current Indian defence minister A. K. Antony.[10] Morcha opposed UPA government for its soft approach against terrorism evident by not hanging Afzal Guru, convicted for attacking Parliament.[11]

National leadership[edit]

Following is the list of national leadership of BJYM:[12]

National President
National Vice-President
National general secretary
  • Rahul Kothari (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh)
  • Nitin Navin (Patna, Bihar)
  • Harsh Sanghavi (Surat, Gujarat)
National Secretary
Office Secretary
Media
  • Incharge – Dinesh Pratap Singh (Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Co-Incharge – Nupur Sharma (New Delhi)
  • Member – Yasshveer Raghav (Gurgaon, Haryana)
  • Member – Shivam Chhabra (New Delhi)
IT (Information Technology)
  • Incharge – Bharat Bhushan (Lakhisarai, Bihar)
  • Co-incharge – Amber Swami (Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Member – Narayan Singh Rao (Noida, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Member – Manjesh Ojha (Siwan, Bihar)
Social Media
  • Incharge – Sourabh Khatri (Delhi)
  • Co-Incharge – Chetan Singh Bragta (Shimla, Himachal Pradesh)
Programme Co-ordination
  • Incharge – Rajesh Choudhary (Mathura, Uttar Pradesh)
  • Co-incharge – Mahipal Reddy Baddam (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
Study Circle

State leadership[edit]

Following is the list of state President, state general secretary and state in Charge:[13][14]

List of previous presidents[edit]

State State President State general secretary State in charge
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Subrato Basu
Andhra Pradesh Vishnu Vardhan Reddy P. Praveen Kumar,G. Bharath Goud, C. Rajini Kanth
Arunachal Pradesh Dug Saha Hinium Tachu, Tomi Haider
Assam Mrigank Barman
Bihar Rajesh Kumar Verma Atul Kumar,Sanjay Gupta
Chandigarh Amit Rana Gaurav Goel,Jagtar Singh Jagga
Chhattisgarh Anurag Singh Deo Ashish Agrawal, Bhupendra Singh
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Tejassingh Bharat S. Dodia Ankita Patel, Hitendra Solanki
Daman and Diu Ashok Bhai Hari Bhai
Delhi Gaurav Khari Sumarlata Dagar, Anubhav Dheer
Goa Samir Mandrekar Bhavesh Sunil Zambaulikar
Gujarat Pradeep Singh Baghela Hiteshbhai Patel, Hirenbhai Hirpara
Haryana Mukesh Gaud Manish Yadav, Varun Chaudhary
Himachal Pradesh Sunil Thakur Mahendra Thakur, Vishal Chauhan
Jammu and Kashmir Ravinder Raina Ajay Pargal, Inderjeet Sambyal
Jharkhand Ramakant Mahto
Karnataka Sunil Kumar Deepka Jamakhand, S.V. Raghvendra
Kerala V.V. Rajesh Ravi Thelath, P.Sudheer, KP.George
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh Amar Deep Maurya Abhilash Pandey, Deeapk Singh Parmar
Manipur Malesh Singh
Maharashtra Smt. Pankajatai Munde R. T. Deshmukh, Praveen Datke, Vikrant Patil, Siddharth Shirole
Meghalaya Kyrshanbor Rynjah
Mumbai Ameet Satam Bhavesh Bhanushali
Mizoram Lalaram Sanga Kulamate Joremsala,Lalduhawna
Nagaland Lima longchar Ravindra Jha,Tem Jen
Odisha Umakant Patnayak Thakur Ranjit Das,Tankadhar Tripathy
Puducherry P. Sivanandam Suleman
Punjab Mohit Gupta Amit Gosain, Veer Singh Rajan
Rajasthan Nirmal Kumawat Vikas Sharma, Bhupender Singh Pintoo
Sikkim Ms Shanti Sharma
Tamil Nadu Bala Ganpati K S Kamalakumar
Tripura Kamal Day Samrat Ghosh
Uttar Pradesh Ashutosh Rai
Uttarakhand Saurabh Thapliyal
Year Name Place Rationale
1978–1980 Kalraj Mishra Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh
1980–1986 Satya Dev Singh thumb.jpg Satya Dev Singh Shrawasti, Uttar Pradesh
1986–1988 Pramod Mahajan Mumbai, Maharashtra
1988–1990 Rajnath Singh Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
1990–1994 Jagat Prakash Nadda
1994–2000 Ramashish Rai Deoria, Uttar Pradesh
2000–2002 Shivraj Singh Chauhan Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh
2002–2005 G. Kishan Reddy
2005–2007 Dharmendra Pradhan Angul, Odisha
2007–2010 Amit Thaker Ahmedabad, Gujarat
2010–2014 Anurag Thakur Hamirpur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wikipedia hosts India conference amid expansion push". BBC. 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "BJP Yuva Morcha campaign". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "BJYM holds protest march against UPA govt". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "BJYM demands special policy for youth". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "BJYM demands facilities for poor patients". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 5 September 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "BJYM protests attacks on Indian students in Australia". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2 June 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Indian students in Australia slam BJP protests". Theindian.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 2 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Government soft on terror, says BJYM". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 26 October 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2008. 
  9. ^ "BJYM demand". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Antony should quit: BJP". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 3 December 2008. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "BJP protests against UPA 'failure' to check terrorism". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 15 September 2008. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2008. 
  12. ^ BJYM National leadership
  13. ^ BJYM State President and General Secretary
  14. ^ BJYM State Incharge and Co Incharge

External links[edit]

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