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 protégée 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.
Terming the Lok Sabha poll results as unprecedented, BSP president Mayawati again raised doubts over EVMs on Thursday and indicated that her alliance with the SP and the RLD will continue. DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes
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 wall for the bua-bhatija combine of.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 of the 80 seats at stake. DNA - Published
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 opposed party candidates in Agra,.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 at the Centre. Yadav, who had formed a.. IndiaTimes - Published
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. According to Times Now-VMR poll.. IndiaTimes - Published
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday wrote to the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to initiate action against BSP supremo Mayawati for allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by.. DNA - Published
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 form the next government at the Centre. DNA - Published
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 when maverick politician Raj Narain.. IndiaTimes - Published
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. The separate meetings with Akhilesh Yadav.. IndiaTimes - Published
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 opposition parties will come together to.. DNA - Published
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 short the campaign period in West.. DNA - Published