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Internal party democracy[edit]

Does the BJP hold elections to fill organizational positions ? If not then how are office holders selected ?Jonathansammy (talk) 17:14, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

It is my understanding that people are appointed to any particular office by the individual ranking immediately above that office: but this is based on my knowledge of individual appointments. When I rewrote this article, I was not able to find sources discussing the appointment process: it is possible that some exist in Hindi or another Indian language. I am virtually certain that no internal elections are held. Vanamonde (talk) 04:52, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I better do more research on this topic. Being more or less the only party in India that is not a family fiefdom, it would be nice if the party also had internal democracy. Well, may be we can not have it all! Jonathansammy (talk) 14:34, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

This paper discusses Intra-party democracy in BJP and the INC[1]. It seems not much information is available these two major parties or, for that matter, from most other parties in India.Jonathansammy (talk) 17:39, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

I could not find anything in writing anywhere but I think what Vanamonde says is what is done; the higher office bearers decide the lower office bearers. If you happen to understand Hindi (or maybe it's available in English too) you will find many videos on Youtube of leaders of BJP saying that the national committee of the party will decide on which roles they would perform. I can not right now bring that video here but I recall Smriti Irani answering likewise in few interviews when questioned what her future roles in government would be. It would be easy to shortlist the interviews of politicians taken sometime before elections. However, I don't think this system is applied for the president of BJP as well. Maybe they have another system for the highest post; something for us to dig out. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 11:08, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
In principle, the post of the President is elected. At least in a couple of cases, there were genuine contests. But, more often, the electee is pre-decided in closed-door meetings of the Working Committee. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 19:30, 25 November 2016 (UTC)


General election results table prose[edit]

This edit reminded me of this. /Archive_3#GA_nom was where prose was introduced for this table which I think was taken from the rest of the article. I've reread MOS:EMBED and MOS:TABLE, no where does it mention it needs extra introductory prose or anything of that sort. The table itself is relevant because of its useful figures such as %votes, seat change, voter's swing etc which cannot be in prose.

The only reason I can see this prose being useful is, a reader going directly to that section would need some background. The basic results are covered in the history section so the table should probably be nested as a subsection there to imply its introduction is covered by that section. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 03:52, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't personally have a problem with changing this, but I do feel that on a topic as large as this one, the possibility that folks will go straight to a certain subsection is not to be dismissed, and that a little redundancy for the sake of clarity might be acceptable. Cheers, Vanamonde (talk)

Change in political position of BJP[edit]

BJP is a centre right - wing party and not just right wing party, their ideology includes little hindutva and nationalism but not Hindu nationalism. Since hindutva is already added is list of ideology of BJP in the wikipedia page , so please change the word Hindu nationalism to nationalism in ideology block of BJP page and edit the political position of BJP from right to centre right as BJP doesn't support any kind of monarchy and it is also progressive and liberal in its functioning and ideology and also the biggest democratic political party in the world who's leaders are considered as pro-centre wing leaders across the world — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2405:204:A50C:B388:0:0:746:F0B0 (talk) 16:42, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

The single left-right spectrum we use is a bit of a problem, but as long as we are using that, "right-wing" is quite accurate, and is predominantly what reliable sources use. A party does not have to be monarchist or fascist to be right-wing: those would usually be considered far-right. Vanamonde (talk) 16:48, 8 February 2017 (UTC)


The "Presence in various states" section says that the BJP is a junior ally in the Sikkim government, but it does not even have a MLA there. The ruling party SDF is member of the NDA, but how does that makes BJP a junior ally in the state? Bharatiya29 08:46, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Your correct.FORCE RADICAL (talk) 11:35, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

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