National Democratic Alliance (India)

National Democratic Alliance (India)

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is a centre-right coalition of political parties in India. At the time of its formation in 1998, it was led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and had thirteen constituent parties. Its convenor is Sharad Yadav, and its honorary chairman is former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Also representing the alliance are L. K. Advani, former deputy prime minister; Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha; Arun Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha; and Karia Munda, the Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. The coalition was in power from 1998 to 2004. Currently there are thirteen parties in the NDA coalition which is in opposition in the union parliament while holding power in many states.

Read more about National Democratic Alliance (India):  History, Structure, Past and Present Members, Past General Election Alliances of BJP (NDA) (before 2004), Seat Sharing Arrangements For The 15th Lok Sabha, 2011, 2012

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