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Running parliament smoothly a collective responsibility: Modi
February 23, 2015 10:42 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that it was the collective responsibility of all parties to run parliament smoothly to help the common man meet his aspiration. Modi, who addressed an all-party meeting ahead of the budget session, assured opposition parties that the issues raised by them will be given due importance. He stressed the importance of the session saying that the people look at it with a lot of hope and expectations. "It is the collective responsibility of all parties and leaders to enable the people fulfil their hopes and aspirations through proper functioning of both the houses of parliament," a parliamentary affairs ministry release quoted Modi as saying. The prime minister also assured the leaders of all political parties that the issues and concerns raised by them will be discussed in an appropriate manner keeping in view their importance and priority. Source: IANS
Official's statement on Pakistan boat to be probed: Parrikar
February 18, 2015 03:34 PM
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that he will enquire into a Coast Guard official saying he ordered a Pakistani boat be blown up. "I will enquire...I will go through the video," said Parrikar referring to a video on the Indian Express website which shows Coast Guard Deputy Inspector General (DIG) B.K. Loshali saying that he ordered the blowing up of a suspected Pakistani boat on the intervening night of Dec 31 and Jan 1 off Porbandar in Gujarat. Parrikar told reporters in Bengaluru that he will take a look at the controversial video and then "take action if required". "You have to understand my position. There are 15-16 lakh service personnel, if someone makes a statement which is factually incorrect I will take action after enquiring into it." Source: IANS
Mayawati reserves 50 percent of party posts for youth
February 16, 2015 11:09 AM
Inspired by the results that young leaders are coming up with in other political parties, BSP chief Mayawati announced that from now on the youth would account for 50 percent of posts in the party organisation. Having faced a string of electoral reverses in recent months, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would focus on Uttar Pradesh once again, party leaders said on Monday. The decision to this effect was taken by the party chief at a high-level meeting of leaders and workers in the state capital on Sunday. Mayawati also stressed on the need to connect with the party cadres at village and district levels, a leader present at the meeting said. Marginalised at the national level and also on verge of losing the national party status, Mayawati told leaders of the party that with the state polls just two years away, they should work to reach out to the cadres, consolidate supporters and win back the Dalits, who have since crossed over to other parties. Source: IANS
Delhi election verdict exposed BJP, Modi: Mayawati
February 13, 2015 04:39 PM
Uttar Pradesh former chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati on Friday lashed out at the BJP and accused it of doing everything to fool the people of India. Mayawati told reporters at the party headquarters in Lucknow that the people of Delhi had "shown the right place" to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The "hawai vaade" (false promises) of the BJP had been exposed in its nine-month tenure, she said. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief also charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with rolling out projects and schemes that were aimed at bringing in more profit for the business and elite class. "The rich are prospering under the present dispensation and the poor, farmers and weaker sections of the society are suffering," she said. Referring to the Delhi election debacle for the BJP, Mayawati said that the humiliating defeat in Delhi has taught the BJP a lesson. She also accused the BJP of fielding dummy candidates in the Delhi assembly polls. Source: IANS
BJP seems set to win Assam civic body elections
February 12, 2015 02:36 PM
The BJP may have seen a drubbing in Delhi assembly elections, but it looks better than the rest in the Assam civic body elections. As per the results declared  for 163 of the 246 wards declared so far, the BJP has won in 83 of them, while the Congress has won in 53. The Asom Gana Parishad has got hold of a measly 14. Source: News Reports

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About Bahujan Samaj Party

Bahujan Samaj Party, popularly known as the BSP, is a significant national political party in India. It was founded in 1984 by Kanshi Ram, a member of the Dalit community. The word 'bahujan' literally means 'the majority of the people' and 'samaj' means 'society'.
The BSP is symbolic to the 'Majority of People', representing mainly the oppressed sections of the society such as the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes as well as religious minorities. It has a socialist ideology, which is "Social Transformation and Economic Emancipation" of the "Bahujan Samaj" or the backward communities. Kanshi Ram was deeply inspired by the teachings of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who was lovingly called Babasaheb, the principal architect of the Constitution of India. The BSP raises its strong voice against the 'Manuwadi' social system practised by upper-caste Hindus, especially Brahmins, as well as by the elite sections of the society. Kanshi Ram was succeeded by Mayawati as President of the BSP in 1993, due to Kanshi Ram's deteriorating health. Bahujan Samaj Party has its main base is in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where Mayawati served as Chief Minister for four terms, before losing the seat to the rival Samajwadi Party in 2012.

Election Symbol and its Significance

The Election Symbol of the BSP, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is an 'Elephant' which is facing left. This symbol is used by the BSP in all states except Assam and Sikkim, where the party must choose another symbol. Presently these two states do not have the presence of the BSP in the elections, so the symbol to be used in these two states has not yet been decided. There is an immense significance attached to the symbol used by the BSP. An elephant symbolizes physical strength and will-power. It is a giant animal and is usually very peaceful. This inherent meaning is applied to mean the huge population of the 'Bahujan Samaj' or the down-trodden sections of the society. It is not only a very large section of the society, but the lower-caste and minority sections have great physical and mental strength and can fight all battles, however difficult. The struggle against the upper-castes as well as the oppression faced by them, is symbolized by the use of the 'elephant' - it is tough, fearless, peaceful as well as full of strength.

Leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party

The leaders of the BSP, who are also their national representatives and executives, are the following:
  • Mayawati, National President

    Miss Mayawati, lovingly called 'Behenji' or sister, has contributed significantly to the ideologies and objectives of the BSP. Mayawati has upheld the revolutionary principles of social and economic empowerment of the lower and backward castes as well as the ideals of equality, justice and fraternity. She is a proponent of uninhabited education for the masses so that they can fight for their own institutional and legal rights.
  • Satish Chandra Mishra, All-India General Secretary

    Himself a lawyer, Satish Mishra was a part of the Cabinet of the Mayawati Government in Uttar Pradesh. He was also a member of the Parliamentary Forum on Youth and Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf.
  • Dr. Suresh Mane, National General Secretary

    Dr. Mane looks after the welfare of the workers of the party. He is the President of the Mumbai Port Trust SC, ST and OBC Employee's Welfare Association. He is the Founder President of the Bahujan Municipal Kamgar Union.

Achievments of the party

The BSP's primary achievements have been with respect to the state governance of Uttar Pradesh. The welfare schemes implemented in UP have greatly benefited the poor and downtrodden sections of the society, including the women, disabled persons and members of religious minorities.
  • Notable amendments of the 'zamindari kanoon' or the rules of the patriarchal landed property of the zamindars were made, to benefit the farmers, women, labourers and others.
  • A number of schemes or yojnas initiated in UP have helped poor families to a significant extent. Some of these notable schemes are 'Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Gharib Arthik Madad Yojna', 'Savitribai Phule Shikhsha Madad Yojna', 'Mahamaya Gharib Balika Ashirwad Yojna', 'Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Samagra Vikas Yojna', 'Manyawar Shri Kanshiram Ji Sheri Gharib Awas Yojna' and others. These schemes have made possible the families of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) list to get free education, housing and other assistance from the BSP.
  • More significantly, the BSP has catered to the needs of members of the lower-castes belonging to various professions such as lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc.
  • The BSP have made significant contributions to the infrastructure, maintenance of law and order in UP, medical and health facilities to the people, as well as rural and urban empowerment.
All the developmental policies of the BSP follow in their aim: "Sarvajan Hitay- Sarvajan Sukhay" or the peace and prosperity of all the members of the depressed classes.

Contact Details

Official Website of the Bahujan Samaj Party -
Delhi Office Address of the Bahujan Samaj
Rakab Ganj Road
Connaught Place
New Delhi -110001.
Contact Numbers - (011) 23358219, 23356162, 23713257, 25690534

Last Updated on September 17, 2014

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