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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is a national level political party in India that was formed to represent Bahujans, referring to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes (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 protégée, Mayawati, as his successor in 2001. The BSP has its main base in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where it was the second-largest party in the 2019 Indian general election with 19.3% of votes and in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections with over 22% of votes. Its election symbol is an elephant.

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‘BSP will give Covid vaccine for free in UP if it comes to power’: Mayawati [Video]

‘BSP will give Covid vaccine for free in UP if it comes to power’: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati, while welcoming the COVID-19 inoculation drive beginning Saturday, requested the Centre to provide the vaccine for free to the common man. She said if that does not happen, then the..

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Mayawati launches book on her 65th birthday [Video]

Mayawati launches book on her 65th birthday

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has launched a book in the national capital. She launched the book on the occasion of her 65th birthday on January 15. The book is written in two..

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BSP to contest elections in UP, Uttarakhand on its own: Mayawati [Video]

BSP to contest elections in UP, Uttarakhand on its own: Mayawati

Speaking to media in the national capital on January 15, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati spoke on occasion of her 65th birthday. Mayawati said, "BSP will not forge any alliance with any..

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BSP will provide COVID vaccine free to everyone if forms govt in UP: Mayawati [Video]

BSP will provide COVID vaccine free to everyone if forms govt in UP: Mayawati

Speaking to media in the national capital on January 15, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati spoke on occasion of her 65th birthday. Mayawati said, "BSP welcomes the government's decision to start..

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Mayawati urges Centre to accept demands of farmers' agitating in Delhi [Video]

Mayawati urges Centre to accept demands of farmers' agitating in Delhi

Speaking to media in the national capital on January 15, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati spoke on the occasion of her 65th birthday. Mayawati said, "BSP urges the Central government to accept..

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Posters of Mayawati put up in Lucknow on her 65th birthday [Video]

Posters of Mayawati put up in Lucknow on her 65th birthday

Several posters and banners of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati were seen at various locations in UP's Lucknow. Posters and banners were put on the occasion of her 65th birthday. It was put up..

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Mayawati asks UP govt to reconsider its new anti-conversion law

BSP president Mayawati on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider the new anti-conversion law, saying it is full of "doubts and apprehensions".
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Madhya Pradesh by-polls results: Kamal Nath's hopes dashed as BJP leads on 21 seats

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Atrocities on farmers in garb of pollution caused due to stubble burning is extremely condemnable: Mayawati

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Union minister Puri, nine others elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh

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Mayawati reaffirms support for BJP in UP MLC elections, says 'will not let SP win'

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Mayawati asks voters to send message to rivals, cast ballot in favour of BSP in bypolls


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Big jolt to Mayawati as 5 BSP MLAs join Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party

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Bihar polls: Mayawati seeks votes for BSP, alliance partners


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Mayawati attacks Congress govt in Rajasthan over 'rise' in crime against Dalits, women

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Rectify mistake, focus on ensuring justice to Hathras victim's family: Mayawati tells UP govt

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UP govt should change arrogant attitude: Mayawati

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Hathras Gangrape Victim Death Case: Priyanka Gandhi attacks CM Yogi Adityanath on women safety, Mayawati demands justice

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BSP not in support of two bills related to farmers passed in Parliament, says Mayawati

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Merger of BSP MLAs with Cong: Raj HC asks speaker to hear complaint filed by BJP MLA

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Mayawati hits out at UP govt over condition of health workers engaged in Covid duties

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Mayawati raises doubts over Pilot-Gehlot patch-up

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Rajasthan: How Gehlot’s fate hinges on 6 ‘BSP’ MLAs

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Mayawati making statements at BJP's behest and 'under compulsion': Ashok Gehlot

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Mayawati bats for invitation to Dalit spiritual leader for Ram temple groundbreaking ceremony

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UP CM should learn how to improve law and order from BSP: Mayawati

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BSP waited for right time to teach Congress, Ashok Gehlot a lesson: Mayawati

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Govt should take strict action in Guna incident: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded strict action from the government in the Guna incident in which a Dalit couple consumed poison after they were allegedly manhandled by the..
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Mayawati asks Centre, state govt to take meaningful steps for workers

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COVID-19: BSP will support extension of lockdown with some conditions, says Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that the party will support the extension of the lockdown with some conditions if the Central government decides to do so.
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If nationwide lockdown is extended, BSP will welcome it: Mayawati

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