Karnataka Political Party

Who we are

Bangalorean is a Social Interactive Platform encouraging all the parties to come under one roof to change the shape of Bengaluru.
The details and history of all the political  parties are given here.

All these men were men of conviction. They deeply believed in what they were doing and put their reputations and their very lives on the line. This conviction communicates itself intuitively. Anyone watching, listening or even simply reading the text of rally and stump speeches can feel the energy and sincerity of their beliefs reaching out across the arc of time.

These were charismatic men, each in their own way, was fascinating to observe and to engage. Anyone watching, listening or even simply reading the text of rally and stump speeches can feel the energy and sincerity of their beliefs .

Indian National Congress

“Indira is India and India is Indira”

The Indian National Congress (INC) is broad based Political Party in India and is the oldest party which was started in the year 1885. From the late 19th century, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement, with over 15 million members and over 70 million participants. It belongs to the centre-left political positing.

The Indian National Congress conducted its first session in Bombay in December 1885 led by the founder Allan Octavian Hume along with Dadabhai Naoroji and Dinshaw Wacha. Notable political leaders like Dadabhai Naoroji, adhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, Lala Lajpat Rai, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and Mohammed Ali Jinnah became the integral part of the party. Mahatma Gandhi became president of Congress and remained its unofficial spiritual leader and icon.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee is a unit of Indian National Congress. The first president of Karnataka was Sri. D. Devaraj Urs. Congress Party’s headquarters is located in Queens Road, Bangalore.
The President of Indian National Congress is Rahul Gandhi; Mallikarjun Kharge is the Lok Sabha leader and Ghulam Nabi Azad is the leader for Rajya Sabha.

The Hand Symbol

Congress Party’s symbol is the image of a right hand with its open palm to the front and fingers closed to each other. This symbol was chosen by Indira Gandhi, the stateswoman and central figure of the Indian National Congress, with help of RK Rajarathnam. Congress being a very old political party witnessed several transformations in terms of the symbol; it began with two cows and later with the rule of Indira Gandhi it was changed to the palm symbol.

BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party

“A Party For All India, A Party For All Indians”

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is one of the largest political parties in India in terms of representation in the national parliament and state assemblies; and it is the world’s largest party in terms of primary membership. BJP is a right-winged political party.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finds its origins in Bharatiya Jana Sanga which was formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee who was the founder and first president of the BJP Party. The party was called as Jan Sangh which existed from 1951 to 1977; after which it merged with several other parties forming the Janatha Party opposing the Indian National Congress. When the Janatha Party split in 1980, it was re-formed as the Bharatiya Janata Party.

In Karnataka, the BJP Party was founded by Shri Kesari Jagannatha Rao Joshi and Shri Bhavurao Deshpande. BJP’s headquarters is located in Malleshwaram, Bangalore.

Narandra Modi became the Prime Minister of India 2014 and is the leader of BJP in the Lok Sabha and Arun Jaitley is the leader of the party in the Rajya Sabha.

The Lotus Symbol

BJP’s Election Symbol since its inception is the ‘Lotus’; and it is the National flower of India. Lotus symbol is used to indicate a national identity that the BJP strongly upholds; it has a political ideology that follows Cultural Nationalism. BJP adheres to cultural values of India and seeks to uphold the culture unity of India.

JDS: Janata Dal Secular

“United By Value, Driven By Faith”

Janata Dal (Secular) is a State Political Party which was formed in Bangalore in 1999. JDS belong to the Centre political position. It has a political presence in the state of Karnataka and Kerala.

Janata Dal was originally formed as an anti-Indira Gandhi Party called Janata Party which was organized by Jayaprakash Narayan for the 1977 elections. Janata Dal was formed with the merger of the Janata Party and other smaller opposition parties in 1988. When Deve Gowda became the Prime Minister of India, the party reached its pinnacle. After the Janata Dal split, Deve Gowda emerged as the leader of Janata Dal Secular.

In 2015, JD(S), Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Indian National Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party, and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) merged into a new national Janata Parivar alliance in order to oppose the BJP.

JDS was founded by HD Deve Gowda. The headquarters is located in New Delhi and the JD Secular office is located in Sampige Rama Nagar Bangalore.

The leader of JDS in Lok Sabha is HD Deve Gowda and in Rajya Sabha the leader is D Kupendra Reddy.

A Lady Farmer Symbol

The Election Symbol of Janata Dal (Secular) is A Lady Farmer carrying Paddy on her head. The symbol is synonymous with what the party stands for. The lady in the symbol represents the sensitivity of the party towards women’s rights and opportunity. The JDS believes in equal opportunity, irrespective of caste, creed, class, race, ethnicity, religion and gender. It follows in propagating the true value of Gandhian Socialism.


“United By Value, Driven By Faith”

The AAP has its origins in the India Against Corruption movement organised by Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and some other social activists who had been involved in Team Anna, a strand of the anti-corruption movement for a Jan Lokpal Bill that had gained momentum in India during 2011 and 2012. Hazare had wanted to keep the movement politically neutral but Kejriwal considered that direct involvement in politics was necessary because attempts to obtain progress regarding the Jan Lokpal Bill through talks with existing political parties had, in his opinion, achieved nothing.The party’s name reflects the phrase Aam Aadmi. At the time of formation, the AAP said that the promise of equality and justice that forms a part of the Constitution of India and of its preamble has not been fulfilled and that the Independence of India has replaced enslavement to an oppressive foreign power with that to a political elite


“United By Value, Driven By Faith”

It was  in October 2017 that Kannada film actor Upendra announced that he was making his foray into politics when he launched the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Paksha (KPJP) in Bengaluru’s Gandhi Bhavan.The party’s first press conference was memorable for its unconventional setting where journalists were seated on the stage instead of occupying seats in the audience. Upendra spoke about the values of the party from the aisle alongside an audience made up mostly of his supporters.

Politics in Bengaluru

The Politics of Bengaluru is dominated by three major political parties, the Indian National Congress the Janata Dal (secular) and the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Indian National Congress is in power in the State since May 2013.  Sri. Siddaramaiah of the Indian National congress is the current Chief Minister.

Kpcc logo

KPCC Karnataka

INC’S Objective

The object of the Indian National Congress is the well-being and advancement of the people of India and the establishment in India, by peaceful and constitutional means, of a Socialist State based on Parliamentary Democracy in which there is equality of opportunity and of political, economic and social rights and which aims at world peace and fellowship.


BJP Karnataka

BJP’s Objective

The party is pledged to build up India as a strong and prosperous nation, which is modern, progressive and enlightened in outlook and which proudly draws inspiration from India’s ancient culture and values and thus is able to emerge as a great world power, playing an effective role in the community of nations for the establishment of world peace and a just international order.


JD(s) Karnataka

JDS’S Objective

Janata Dal (Secular) is dedicated to the task of building up a democratic, secular and socialist state of India on Gandhian Principles, drawing inspiration from our rich heritage and the noble traditions of our struggle for national independence and individual liberty. The party believes in a policy that ensures decentralization of economics and political power.

AAP Karnataka

AAP’s Objective

The AAP has its origins in the India Against Corruption movement organised by Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and some other social activists who had been involved in Team Anna, a strand of the anti-corruption movement for a Jan Lokpal Bill that had gained momentum in India during 2011 and 2012.

Prajaakeeya Karnataka

Prajaakeeya’s Objective

Prajaakeeya party started by Uppendra. It was  in October 2017 that Kannada film actor Upendra announced that he was making his foray into politics when he launched the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Paksha (KPJP) in Bengaluru’s Gandhi Bhavan

Navbharat Karnataka

Navbharat’s Objective

Nav Bharat Democratic Party is a new generation party which is committed to socially progressive, economically developed and efficiently governed India.Politics, to Nav Bharat is an opportunity to serve. The party will identify and hold capable and committed leaders of our society to be our elected representatives.

Responsible Members

Your leaders exemplify all qualities that make them extraordinary & a pacesetter.

Shobha Karandlaje

Shobha Karandlaje

BJP General Secretary
Arvind Limbavalli

Arvind Limbavalli

BJP General Secretary
K Govindraju

K Govindraju

KPCC General Secretary
Mukyamantri Chandru

Mukyamantri Chandru

KPCC Genereal Secretary
6606 Members
4214 Donations
2142 Volontaires
1121 Campaign

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