New Delhi: Founded by prominent nationalist leader Syama Prasad Mookerjee on 21 October 1951, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and now known as Akhil Bharatiya Jan Sangh (ABJS) underwent a huge transformation this year and the restructured party on Tuesday unveiled its redefined ideology, action plans, programs and socio‐political activities to meet the challenges of New India. The ABJS announced its new and young leadership team and youth leader Sundeep Rajendra Singh has taken over the reins of the party as its National President. The Party has also finalised its Core and Working Committee and would initiate a massive membership drive from December 23 to further expand its nationwide cadre base. ABJS also announced its Action Plan/Agenda with a focus on Sanatan thoughts, ‘Ram Rajya’, ‘Ram Yatras’, ‘Bharatiyata’, and inclusive growth. The party would start a nationwide ‘RamYatras’ soon and first Yatra will kick off from Ram Setu by Mid‐December.
Founded by Mookerjee, Akhil Bhartiya Jan Sangh is a nationalist Political Party committed to Bharatiyata (nationalism), democracy, Jan Kalyan (welfare of People) andsocial justice. ABJS was merged in Janta Party in 1977. It was revived in 1979 when a member of its members resigned from Janta Party in protest against the formation of the Minorities Commission. It invited other members of Jan Sangh who remained in the Janta Party to re‐join it when the Janta Party disintegrated. Some joined it and others formed a new party under the name of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and ideology different from that of Jan Sangh. As such, there is no connection between the RSS backed BJP and Akhil Bhartiya Jan Sangh (ABJS). The Party is committed to politics of principles guided by Dharam i.e., moral values and righteousness. It, therefore, wants India to be a Dharam
Raj or Ram Raj and not a theocracy. Any kind of theocracy and mixing up of politics and religion is against Sanatan thoughts which dominates India’s socio‐cultural ethos.
Unveiling redefined ideology newly appointed National President Sundeep Rajendra Singh said, “The party has been re‐inventing and reimagining its political role in the country with newly infused youth energy with a young leadership team. A very large number of youth cadre and leaders of the party strongly adhere to ‘Raghukul Reet’ (Principles of Lord Rama’s Clan) and that surely adds value to ABJS’s pursuit of Ram Rajya and every member of the party, supporter, and sympathizer has expressed their full commitment to contribute their bit in pursuit of Sanatan Thoughts and Ram Rajya as envisioned by the ABJS.”
Singh further said, “ABJS supports the construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, it plans to launch a mass movement to bring in ‘Ram Rajya’ as the party aligns itself with Raghukul Norms, Values, and Thoughts which emphasize on pursuing of noble principles of Lord Rama or Maryada Purushottam. There may be some challenges to achieving a new order but we strongly believe that Dwapar Yug will revisit and a vision of ‘Rama Rajya’ would be realized with Jan Sahyog with a focus on ‘ Sarva Dharma Hitaya.
“ABJS would also encourage people from all religions and communities to be part of its new vision for India. This would further provide strengths to our efforts to create a New Nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji has shown a way towards ‘Ram Rajya’ and the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is the manifestation of his commitment to creating a new order,” he added.
The ABJS also announced that it would support all efforts towards the creation of Ram Rajya and in pursuit of that, it plans to start nationwide ‘Ram Yatras’ to stimulate Jan Manas (Public) for a noble cause. Next month (Mid December) the party cadre will assemble at Ram Setu to kick off the first ‘Ram Yatra’ from there to Ayodhya. “Rama Yatras will be an ongoing process for the party to create a mass movement for ‘Ram Rajya’ and it will seek ‘Sahyog (Cooperation) and Bhagidaari (Participation of everyone irrespective of religion, caste, class, and creed,” concluded Singh.
ABJS Leaders said that the party would address real or perceived historical injustices and its focus is on boosting economic growth, building human capital, and strengthening military capability. The party would not allow anyone to continue with the policies that prevent India from achieving its rightful place in the global order. ABJS is all set to strengthen all institutions that help in gaining a strong position for the country in the world.
National Leadership Team also includes Smt Savitri Singh (General Secretary), Dr Gaurav (National Vice President), Deepak Kumar (National Co‐Convener), and Harinath Jamindar Singh (National Treasurer).