Bahujan Samaj Party

Political party of India

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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is a national political party in India. By vote share in the 2014 general election, it is India's third-largest national party, though it did not win any seats in the Lok Sabha. It was formed to represent Bahujans, referring to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes (OBC), along with religious minorities. According to Kanshi Ram, when he founded the party in 1984, the Bahujans comprised 85 percent of India's population, but were divided into 6,000 different castes. The party claims to be inspired by the philosophy of Gautama Buddha, B. R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Narayana Guru, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj. Kanshi Ram named his protรฉgรฉe Mayawati as his successor in 2001. The BSP has its main base in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections, BSP was the second-largest party, with over 22% of votes despite winning only 19 seats. Its election symbol is an elephant. The BSP has no separate youth wing; however, youth representation in over 50%. BSP has no social media accounts or website. Sudhindra Bhadoria, a senior party leader, is the only official spokesperson of the BSP.

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Pointing fingers towards EVMs, the BSP supremo said, "Several shortcomings of conducting elections through EVMs have come to our notice and there is opposition..
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The constituency went to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12.
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Saharanpur Lok Sabha constituency
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Nagina Lok Sabha constituency
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Sitting BJP MP Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel against SP-BSP challenger in Hamirpur.
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The constituency went to polls in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
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Union Minister Manoj Sinha has won from Ghazipur thrice - 1996, 1999 and 2014.
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BJP nominated sitting MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti against Sukhdev Prasad Verma of the BSP and Rakesh Sachan of the Congress.
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The constituency went to polls in the fourth phase of the general elections on April 29.
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Jagdambika Pal won the seat on a Congress ticket in 2009 and on a BJP ticket in 2014.
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With BJP's Kalraj Mishra opting out of the race, who will be the next MP of Deoria?
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With the BJP on course for a comprehensive victory across the country, particularly in Uttar Pradesh where it has consolidated its lead, the writing is on the..
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In 2014, Pandey defeated BSP's Anil Kumar Maurya by 1.56 lakh votes.
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The constituency, which covers parts of Bhadohi and Allahabad districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh, came into existence in 2008 following delimitation exercise.
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The constituency went to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12.
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Aonla Lok Sabha constituency
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In the first election held in the constituency in 2009, Pal had won by a margin of 32,000 votes.
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Agra Lok Sabha constituency
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Bulandshahr Lok Sabha constituency
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In the politically critical state of Uttar Pradesh, where the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party combine had posed a stiff challenge, the BJP was leading in 56..
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Upadhyay has also been removed from the post of chief whip of the party in the state assembly, BSP General Secretary Mewalal Gautam said. He said Upadhyay openly..
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BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met here on Monday after exit poll projections that the NDA is all set to form the government again..
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The NDA is expected to win 43 seats in Uttar Pradesh while the Mahagathbandhan of SP, BSP and RLD is projected to get 35 seats, according to the poll of polls...
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SP and BSP workers alleged that BJP workers distributed cash to the villagers here and inked their fingers to prevent them from exercising their franchise.
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SP and BSP workers alleged that BJP workers distributed cash to the villagers here and inked their fingers to prevent them from exercising their franchise.
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SP and BSP workers alleged that BJP workers distributed cash to the villagers here and inked their fingers to prevent them from exercising their franchise.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday wrote to the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to initiate action against BSP supremo Mayawati for allegedly..
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TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu Saturday met leaders of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party here, continuing his efforts to put together a coalition to..
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A day before polling in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, BSP supremo Mayawati Saturday wondered if Varanasi would be a repeat of Rae Bareli in 1977..
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TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met SP and BSP leaders, continuing his efforts to put together a coalition to form the next government at the Centre...
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday exuded confidence that a secular formation will win the maximum number of seats in this Lok Sabha polls indicating that..
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BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday accused the Election Commission of India (ECI) of acting under pressure from the Central government, a day after the poll body cut..
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Mayawati alleged that PM Modi had crossed all limits of decency in terming the BSP the personal property of its president.
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Aiyar's remark drew sharp retort from a host of BJP leaders, including PM Modi himself. "These Mahamilavati people - SP, BSP and Congress - all are abusing me,"..
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The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear on May 17 a plea by a candidate of the SP-BSP alliance from Ghosi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh seeking..
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The SP-BSP-RLD alliance on Tuesday predicted "bad days" for the Bharatiya Janata Party after the Lok Sabha election results on May 23, claiming that even the..
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BJP has renominated sitting MP Harinarayan Rajbhar who is facing Atul Rai of the BSP and Congress' Balkrishna Chouhan.
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