National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

NDA was first formed in 1998 and again came to power in 1999Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It again seeks the mandate in 2004.

Given the varied ideologies among the parties, there have been many cases of disagreement and split voting among the allies. Owing to ill health,George Fernandes, who was the NDA convener, was discharged of his responsibility and replaced by Sharad Yadav who is the National President of the JD(U).

It proceeded to win the 1999 elections with a greater majority and new alliances. The NDA governed under Prime Minister Vajpayee for a full five years hence, and was widely expected to win the 2004 elections. However, post-elections, a coalition led by the main opposition Congress party staked a claim to form the government, with support from non-aligned parties.

Currently, the following parties a part of NDA are-

Bhartiya Janata Party
Shiv Sena – Maharashtra
Biju Janata Dal – Orissa
Janata Dal (United)
Shiromani Akali Dal
Indian National Lok Dal
Asom Gana Parishad

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