Difference Between Indian Congress and BJP
Congress and BJP are two of the most influential political parties in India.
The Indian National Congress
The Indian National Congress or Congress is the oldest political party that was founded in 1885 by A. O. Hume. It played a key role in freedom movement of the country and has handled the administration of India along with different coalition parties for a major part after the Indian independence. Congress as a party stands takes a central stance as far as ideology is concerned and projects itself as a secular party. Congress follows a policy of minority appeasement in the name of secularism.
The BJP or the Bhartiya Janata party is a much younger party that was formed with coalition groups that originated after the breakup of the Janata Party in 1980. At present, in times when it is not possible to win majority alone, both parties have their own coalitions known as United Progressive Front (UPA) for Congress and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for BJP. BJP ruled the country under the leadership of Atal Behari Vajpayee for 6 years since 1998 to 2004. There is common idea that BJP is the right wing party and is perceived as a communal party. BJP strongly believes in Hindu ideology and advocated ancient Indian culture
There are no major differences between Congress and BJP as far as economic policies are concerned and both favor economic reforms.