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25 years of the BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party kicked off its silver jubilee celebrations in Mumbai on Monday, with a two-day national executive meet.

The party was founded in Mumbai in 1980, after Jana Sangh members decided to carve out their own organisation in response to criticism over their dual membership in the Janata Party and the RSS.

The meet is being held at the Bandra Reclamation ground in north-west Mumbai.

Image: A replica of Delhi's Red Fort greets visitors to the convention, courtesy Bollywood's art director Nitin Desai (of Devdas fame) who has done up the grounds.

Photographs: Jewella C Miranda

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