BJYM Mumbai

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Template:Use Indian English Template:Infobox political youth organization The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Mumbai (BJYM) (translation: Indian People Youth Front) is the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It was founded in Mumbai in 1980, and its first Mumbai president was Kirit Somaiya.


Tajinder Tiwana is the highest authority in the BJYM Mumbai.[no citations needed here] The National BJYM President is Smt Poonam Mahajan At the state level, a similar structure is in place, with every state unit being led by a president.


In 2003, members of the BJYM joined BJP members in protesting against two plays written by the playwright Habib Tanvir, on the grounds that they were an attack on Hindu culture. The plays were a critique of the caste system, superstition, and untouchability.[1]

In a bid to attract the youth and connect them to the ideology of Bharatiya Janata Party's BJYM Mumbai President Mohit Kamboj has organised musical programme on the occasion of 92nd Birthday of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.[2]

In 2006, the BJYM successfully campaigned for a ban against the Aamir Khan film Rang de Basanti. The campaign was begun in reaction to Khan's public statement opposing the expansion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam.[3]

During the 15th Lok Sabha elections in 2009, the BJYM supported the BJP's campaign to bring back Indian black money stored in Swiss banks.[4]

List of previous presidents

Former presidents are listed in the following table.[5]

Years Name
1980–1984 Kirit Somaiya
1984–1987 Ramesh Medhekar
1987–1990 Prakash Mehta
1992–1993 JaiPrakash Thakur
1993–1995 Sumant Ghaisas
1995-1998 Parag Alwani
1998–2001 Bharat Gujjar
2001–2004 Ashish Shelar
2004–2008 Sanjay Upadhyay
2008–2010 Mihir Kotecha
2010–2013 Ameet Bhaskar Satam
2013–2016 Ganesh Pandey
2016–2019 Mohit Kamboj
2019-Present Tajinder Tiwana


  1. Deshpande, Sudhanva (30 August – 5 September 2003). "Habib Tanvir under attack". Economic & Political Weekly 38 (35): 3620–3621. JSTOR 4413951. 
  2. ;Yuva Urja Event On Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 92nd Birthday
  3. Sarkar, Subhradipta (2009). "Right to Free Speech in a Censored Democracy". U. Denv. Sports & Ent. LJ 7 7 (62). 
  4. "BJP Yuva Morcha campaign". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 

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