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Bahujan Samaj Party: Indian political party
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 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 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 leader shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants in Kanpur [Video]

BSP leader shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants in Kanpur

A BSP leader was shot dead by unidentified bike-borne assailants in UP's Kanpur. SSP of Kanpur City, Dinesh Kumar said, "Pintu Sanger was chased by four unknown youth, who opened fire on him as soon as..

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Putting pause on new schemes by Centre is welcoming but poor should be benefitted: Mayawati [Video]

Putting pause on new schemes by Centre is welcoming but poor should be benefitted: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati supported central government's announcement that no further expenditure on new scheme except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package..

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BJP, Congress responsible for migrant labourer crisis: Mayawati [Video]

BJP, Congress responsible for migrant labourer crisis: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati held BJP and Congress, both parties responsible for prevailing condition of migrant labourers. "BJP and Congress, both share equal responsibility for the..

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It's unfortunate, CM's directions not being taken seriously by officers: Mayawati on Auraiya incident [Video]

It's unfortunate, CM's directions not being taken seriously by officers: Mayawati on Auraiya incident

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on May 16 expressed her condolences to the bereaved families of migrant labourers who killed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya road accident. She said it's unfortunate..

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'Undeclared spokesperson': Priyanka criticizes Mayawati for supporting Centre on China standoff

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday hit out at BSP chief Mayawati for her support to the government on the border standoff with China, saying one has to develop courage to fight..
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BSP always supports govt on defence, security issues, no matter which party is in power: Mayawati

Amid the stand-off between India and China in eastern Ladakh, BSP chief Mayawati on Monday said her party always stands with the central government on issues related to defence and security, no matter..
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BSP stands with BJP on India-China border issue: Mayawati


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BSP stands with BJP on India-China border row, Mayawati says throwing mud at each other not in nation's interest

Mayawati targetted the Congress over this issue and said that levelling accusations at this time is not in the nation's interest
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Govt doesn't need clearance certificate from Congress on India-China border issue: Naqvi

The minister further pointed out that leaders like BSP supremo Mayawati and several others have extended their support to the government at this hour.
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BSP, SP, TMC & Sena vow to stand by govt


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Mayawati urges Centre to intervene on Delhi govt's decision to reserve city hospitals for residents

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said that the Centre must intervene in Delhi government's decision to not allow treatment of people from outside the city in the hospitals in the..
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Opening new industries good, but focus on businesses closed during lockdown: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the announcement of the Centre to open new industries, but said bringing back on track businesses which had shut down during coronavirus..
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Digvijaya to get second term in RS, Cong depends on former BSP leader for second seat


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Mayawati expresses concern over rising Covid-19 cases, says govt must be 'more serious'

The Centre and state governments need to be "more serious" amid concerns over rising number of novel coronavirus cases, BSP chief Mayawati said on Monday as the nation prepares to exit the COVID-19..
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Lives of poor much more painful than before: Mayawati

"On the completion of one year of BJP government at the Centre today, many claims have been made, but it would be better if they are not far from the ground reality and public..
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BJP, Congress equally responsible for plight of migrant labourers: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday held both the BJP and Congress responsible for the poor condition of migrant workers in the country amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
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SP, BSP to skip Cong-led oppn meeting, AAP not invited yet

SP and BSP will stay away from the meeting of opposition parties called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. Sources said SP and BSP..
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Mayawati asks Centre, state govt to take meaningful steps for workers

The BSP chief appealed to both the Centre and state government to take meaningful steps in the interest of crores of labourers.
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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

Mayawati also appealed to the central and the state governments to rise above caste, religion and party politics at this hour of national crisis and keep in mind the interests of the poor, the weaker..
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SP, BSP, Congress welcome Allahabad HC's decision on anti-CAA posters


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House panel with TMC, BSP MPs validates EVMs

Electronic voting machines (EVM), the credibility of which was questioned by many political parties until as recently as 2019 Lok Sabha polls with some even demanding a return to the ballot paper..
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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid Opposition uproar over Delhi violence

As the Upper House re-assembled at 2 pm after an adjournment earlier in the day, Opposition MPs including those belonging to the Congress, AAP, Left, TMC, SP, BSP and DMK were up on their feet shouting..
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Mayawati wants SC-supervised probe into Delhi violence

BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded a Supreme Court-supervised probe into the communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi and said that the Centre and the AAP government should pitch in together..
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Mayawati accuses BJP of giving 'slow death' to reservation

BSP leader Mayawati on Saturday charged the BJP with giving a "slow death" to the provision of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs and alleged the ruling dispensation was using the "divide and rule..
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Former BSP MLA’s son arrested for Lucknow murder


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Delhi Assembly Polls 2020: All you need to know about Narela Vidhan Sabha constituency

Sharad Chauhan, who belonged to the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) before joining AAP just before the 2015 Assembly elections will be looking to retain his seat.
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Rape-accused BSP MP takes oath in Lok Sabha


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BSP ready to accept govt's challenge for debate on CAA: Mayawati

A day after Union home minister Amit Shah threw a challenge to the opposition, Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said her party is ready for a debate on the CAA on any platform.
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Maya names first-time MP, a Brahmin, as BSP’s LS chief

Making the fifth change in the leadership of her party in Lok Sabha in less than a year, BSP chief Mayawati has now appointed first time MP Ritesh Pandey (38), a foreign educated Brahmin from..
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Mayawati calls meeting to decide on Delhi Assembly poll candidates

The BSP has already announced to field candidates for all 70 seats in the Delhi elections. According to sources, the meeting will be attended by Delhi in-charge MPs, as well as the leaders of the Delhi..
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BJP following path of Congress, says Mayawati

On her 64th birthday on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati slammed the BJP and Congress and said both have ignored people's welfare during their governments. "BJP like Congress has kept aside issues of..
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BSP may skip opposition meet on CAA

The Bahujan Samaj Party is likely to skip a meeting of opposition parties convened on Monday to discuss the situation arising out of violence in various university campuses and protests over the..
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Delhi elections 2020: Why fate of AAP, BJP hinges on Congress performance

The fate of both ruling AAP and main opposition BJP in Delhi hinges on the performance of Congress and Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the February 8 Delhi assembly election, counting for..
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Kota infant deaths: Mayawati slams Priyanka Gandhi over her silence

BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday indirectly criticised Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over her silence on the deaths of around 100 children in Kota last month. Terming it as..
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BJP defends BSP MLA Rambai for supporting CAA against partyline


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BSP chief Mayawati suspends Madhya Pradesh MLA for supporting citizenship law

Ramabai Parihar on Saturday came out in support of the controversial law at an event in her assembly constituency Patharia.
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Mayawati suspends BSP MLA for supporting CAA


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Remove all apprehensions especially of Muslims over CAA, NRC: Mayawati appeals Centre

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday appealed the Centre to remove all apprehensions, especially of Muslims over the issue of Citizenship law and National Register of Citizens (NRC). She said it would be..
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Mayawati hits out at Bhim Army chief again

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad and accused him of affecting the party votes. Mayawati wondered why Aazad, a resident of..
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Mayawati accuses Congress of duplicity for continuing alliance with Sena

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday accused the Congress of practising duplicity by keeping its alliance intact with Shiv Sena in Maharastra despite the Hindutva party support to Citizenship..
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Heated debate likely as Lok Sabha to vote today on citizenship Bill

The bill has sharply divided political and intellectual opinion, with Congress, TMC, Left, other ‘secular’ parties like DMK, SP, BSP and RJD as well as liberal commentators opposing religion being..
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Opposition members condemn police action against JNU students

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Saugata Roy (TMC), T N Prathapan (Congress) and Danish Ali (BSP) accused the government of using force to suppress the voice of students who are demanding total..
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Ayodhya case: Mayawati says responsibility of Centre, state to guarantee security of people

Ahead of the verdict in the Ayodhya case, BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday said it was the constitutional and legal responsibility of the Centre and state government to guarantee security of people and..
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UP bypolls: BJP leads in 7 assembly seats, Congress in 1

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now leading in seven Assembly seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) in two and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and the Congress in one each.
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Maharashtra assembly elections: Aaditya Thackeray leading from Worli assembly seat

Aaditya Thackeray, the 29-year-old son of Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, is the first member of the family in the party's history to contest elections. The junior Thackeray is pitted against Suresh..
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Rape culture spreading across Uttar Pradesh, govt to be held accountable: BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria

The BSP leader criticised the state government for failing to provide justice to the rape victim.
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Congress MLA from Sonia’s turf breaks opposition ranks

The opposition Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress had decided to stay away from the special session called by CM Yogi Adityanath to discuss development issues under the..
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Former BSF constable Tej Bahadur joins Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party

Last month Chautala led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) entered into a poll alliance with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
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I-T department attaches Rs 230-crore 'benami' assets of Mayawati's ex-secretary

The income tax department has attached "benami" assets worth Rs 230 crore of retired IAS officer Net Ram who also served as secretary to former UP CM Mayawati. A total of 19 immovable properties spread..
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BSP chief Mayawati disbands Rajasthan state unit over infighting

The ruckus followed the defection of six BSP MLAs into Congress which invited strong criticism of state leadership from workers
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All is well, we will remain with Mayawati: BSP MLAs in MP

Days after all six legislators of the BSP joined the ruling Congress in Rajasthan, the Mayawati- led party's two MLAs in Madhya Pradesh have asserted that they will remain loyal to their party chief..
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Mayawati's reaction 'natural'; Congress did not mount any pressure on BSP MLAs: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

With BSP chief Mayawati accusing the Congress of "betraying" her for the merger of entire block of six Rajasthan MLAs with the ruling party, chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday denied having given..
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Defection of BSP MLAs: Mayawati says Congress again proved it is untrustworthy

BSP President Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at the Congress after six of her MLAs in Rajasthan switched sides, saying the party has once again proved that it is "unreliable" and "untrustworthy".
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