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About Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is an Indian Political Party. It is the main opposition in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati leads the party.

Kanshi Ram is the founder of BSP. He passed away in 2006.

Victory in 2007 UP Elections

An Australian research showed that mobile phones helped BSP win Uttar Pradesh State Elections in 2007.

BSP Celebrations - March 2010

Uttar Pradesh Congress committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi condemned reports of another garland of currency notes being presented to Chief Minister Mayawati.

2012 UP Elections

In May 2010, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi ruled out any political understanding with BSP indicating that BSP and Congress will contest separately in 2012 UP Elections.

The Bahujan Samaj Party lost power after the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections.

Mahasankalp rally

The Bahujan Samaj Party leaders took out the 'Mahasankalp rally' in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh. The rally is to mark the sixth death anniversary of BSP founder Kanshi Ram.

Over three lakh BSP supporters from around the country have participated in the rally. 10 special trains were booked by the party to help supporters reach Lucknow to participate in the rally. The rally gained prominence as it is the first rally taken out by BSP chief Mayawati after losing in the State Assembly elections in March 2012.

Addressing the people who participated in the rally, Mayawati criticized Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for scrapping the public holiday on the occasion of BSP founder Kanshi Ram's death anniversary. The SP government is also renaming schemes and institutions named after the dalit icon, she said. All the parties are anti-dalit she claimed, adding that the UPA government did not declare national mourning on death of Kanshi Ram six years ago.

Bahujan Samaj Party in News

Mallikharjun Kharge appointed as Leader of Congress Party in Lok Sabha
Mallikharjun Kharge was appointed as the Leader of the Congress Party in Lok Sabha

LTC Scam- CBI to file case against six MPs
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Delhi Police release CCTV footage of alleged attackers who killed BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj
CCTV footage released show the alleged attackers following a skoda car

Samajwadi Party warns promotion quota bill will be scrutinised in Supreme Court
Samajwadi Party urges members of Rajya Sabha not to vote against their conscience

BSP to support UPA on FDI vote in Rajya Sabha
Numbers favoring government in Rajya Sabha on FDI vote

Akhilesh Yadav launches Unemployment allowance scheme in Uttar Pradesh
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Congress trying to divert attention from coalgate scam says BJP
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SC/STs reservation bill to promotions in government jobs tabled in Rajya Sabha
SP and BSP MPs scuffle in Rajya Sabha

Government agrees for bill for reservation in promotion of SC/STs in state jobs
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Three Ambedkar statues vandalized in Uttar Pradesh
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Three more arrests made in Mayawati's statue vanadilizing incident
Total number of arrests in the case reach six

Mayawati statue vandalised in Lucknow
Former Chief Minister Mayawati's statue vandalised in Lucknow

Pranab Mukherjee's family backs him in Raisina Hill race
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P.K. Bansal confident of Pranab's election as President
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Support for Pranab as President gathers steam
Lawmaker and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said that all political parties should unanimously elect Pranab Mukherjee as the next president of the country.

PM reaches out to parties, seeks support for Mukherjee
With the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominating Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday reached out to various political parties, including the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to seek their support.

BSP chief Mayawati backs Pranab's candidature for president
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday announced her party's support to Pranab Mukherjee for the post of president, describing the finance minister as a serious and deserving candidate for the top job.

No new taxes, no rollback of petrol prices in U.P.
Refusing to cut petrol prices in the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the state government has not imposed any new tax in the 2012-13 Budget.

Uproar in UP Assembly; BSP accuses SP of lawlessness, corruption
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BSP takes potshots at Samajwadi Party for fielding Dimple from Kannauj
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BSP slams SP in UP, accuses it of lawlessness
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Rahul slams BJP for obstructing Lokpal Bill
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Congress leaders accuse BSP of witch-hunt
A delegation of Congress leaders on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi to submit a petition, charging the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of launching a witch-hunt against Congress party cadres ahead of polls.

Lawmakers slam Government for not being able to pass Lokpal Bill
Slamming the Central Government for not being able to pass the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha, leaders of various opposition parties termed the adjournment of the House sine die a conspiracy.

Mayawati's move to sack ministers ahead of UP polls a political gimmick: Rahul Gandhi
A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati sacked two more ministers and also dropped them as party candidates for the upcoming assembly polls, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today launched yet another scathing attack on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, and termed the whole move to be a political gimmick.

Government of India in damage control mode, talks to allies
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Rahul Gandhi slams Mayawati for misusing central funds
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of misusing the funds granted by the Central Government for development of the region.

Will see model code of conduct is not violated in Uttar Pradesh: Poll official
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Many lawmakers press their demand to bring CBI in Lokpal ambit
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UP division row: Mulayam Singh Yadav welcomes Centre's decision
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Mayawati accuses Centre of deliberately delaying division of UP
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