O. Rajagopal Politician
O. Rajagopal (born September 15, 1929) is an Indian public figure and former Union Minister who is associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Due to the low odds of election in the state of Kerala, Rajagopal represented Madhya Pradesh (a state he is not domiciled in) in the Rajya Sabha from 1992 until 2004 He was born on September 15, 1929 to Madhavan Nair and O. Konhikkavu Amma of Olanchery veedu at Pudukkad Panchayath in Palakkad. His early education took place in Kanakkannoor elementary school and Manjapra Upper Primary school and later went to Government Victoria College, Palakkad. His Law education was undertaken in Chennai and after he completed his studies in law, he began practicing law in 1956 at the Palakkad District Court. He was inspired by Deendayal Upadhyaya and began working in the Jana Sangh shortly after completing his studies. The death of Upadhyaya in 1968 spurred Rajagopal to pursue his public career more deeply. He was the State General Secretary of Jana Sangh until 1974. That same year, he was promoted to the post of President, a post he held until 1977. In the Emergency period he was jailed with Mr.V.
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1. Government Victoria College, Palakkad Colleges/University
Government Victoria College Palakkad is the oldest institution of higher learning in the Malabar region of Kerala. It is affiliated to the Calicut University and provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in Science, Arts and Commerce subjects.
Bharatiya Janata Party
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The Bharatiya Janata Party is one of two major parties in the Indian political system, along with the Indian National Congress. As of 2014, it is India's largest political party in terms of representation in the national parliament and the second largest in the various state assemblies. It has close ideological and organisational links to the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The roots of the BJP lie in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Following the end of the state of emergency in 1977, the Jana Sangh merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party, which defeated the incumbent Congress party in the 1977 general election. After three years in power, the Janata party dissolved in 1980, and the rank and file of the erstwhile Jana Sangh reconvened to form the Bharatiya Janata Party. Although initially unsuccessful, winning only two seats in the 1984 general election, the BJP soon grew in strength on the back of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. Following victory in several state elections and increasingly better performances in national elections, the BJP became the largest party in the national parliament in 1996.