As we all know BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) and the Congress are the two leading political parties in India. From 1947 when India was free from the British Raj or British rule, from that time the Congress party is ruling India. Only in 1977 Jayprakash Narayan's Janta Party Government was formed which was later renamed as BJP in 1980. From 1980 BJP is contesting every election and increasing their vote margins. First time in 1995 BJP formed a coiliation Government with Shiv Sena under Atal Bihar Vajpayee, but the government was not stable and soon other elections were held and again BJP came into power and again Atal Bihar Vajpayee was elected as the Prime Minister, but this time the BJP government completed its full term of 5 Years. As the Congress party has ruled from 1952 when the first general elections were held. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister from Congress party.
BJP was formed in 1980 under Atal Bihar Vajpayee and Lalkrishna Advani. BJP won only 2 seats in 1984 general elections as there was a sympathy for the Congress Party as Indira Gandhi was assasinated in 1984. From there after after the debacle of 1984 BJP was working very hard to reach the common people and in 1995 BJP formed their first Government under Atal Bihar Vajpyaee. BJP is strongly connected with the RSS(Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) which is a hard liner volunteery organisation. Ever BJP Candidate is influenced by the RSS and have worked for the RSS in their earlier days before contesting their elections. BJP was the second largest party in 2004, 2008, 2012 in terms of vote sharing. While 2016 was a year which saw BJP coming into power with huge majority. Mr. Narendra Modi was elected the Prime Minister and he is going strong till date.
Some facts and comparison about BJP and Congress
BJP is a hardline party which supports mainly Hindutva, whereas Congress party is a secular party and their moto is every citizen should have equal rights.
BJP strongly critices the Muslim minority whereas Congress supports the muslim minority.
BJP and Congress have different views on Kashmir issue, BJP reacts strongly to Kashmir issue as Congress reacts according to the situation.
BJP is led by common people and a grass root worker can also become the president of the BJP, whereas Congress party president will be only from the Gandhi Family.
BJP dares to confront with China and Pakistan where as Congress take a step backward while dealing with China and Pakistan.
BJP has low corruption charges as compared to Congress. This is because Congress has ruled more than BJP from Indias time of Independence from the British rule.
BJP solved the border issue with Bangladesh within 2 years coming into power in 2014, whereas Congress could not deal with Bangladesh from 1947.
BJP gives a free hand to military personnel at the border, whereas while congress was in power the military has to take permission from New Delhi.
BJP is improving relations with neighboring countries like China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan and some western countries. Every month Modi visits some countries and comes back with signing dozens of MOU(Memorandum of Understanding), this was not the case in Congress.
BJP is even improving the relations with Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others, Modi visited these countries after 30+ years.
Congress ruled for 67 years but still common man cannot afford toilets, 24 hrs electricity, 24 hrs water, roads, transportation and much more, BJP is working very hard on these issues and the completion rate is also faster than Congress.
All top developed coutries like USA, Australia, Germany, France, Russia, UK praised Modis work performance.
Under Modis leadership India is the fastest growing economy in the world.