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Government, opposition spar over Rajya Sabha disruptions
December 17, 2014 02:47 PM
Both the government and the opposition on Wednesday blamed each other for the continuous disruptions in the Rajya Sabha, as the conversion row stalled the proceedings of the upper house for a third consecutive day. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that blocking the debate and obstructing the house proceedings by the opposition is undemocratic and unacceptable to the government. "The entire country is watching. They are blocking the house; it is totally unacceptable," Naidu told reporters in the parliament complex. "They are clearly not interested in passing the bills which are important. We are not at fault, we are ready for all kinds of discussions," the minister said. "It seems that they do not care for development... Insisting on prime minister's statement over conversion issue is not a valid demand...the government is ready to discuss each issue on the floor of the house," he said. Source: IANS
Conversion row continues in Rajya Sabha
December 17, 2014 02:22 PM
The uproar over reported conversions and comments by parliamentarians of the ruling BJP continued to rock the Rajya Sabha for the third consecutive day  onWednesday, leading to several adjournments. The opposition was upset that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a comment on the issue at a meeting of BJP's parliamentary party, but did not come to the house. As soon as the house met, the issue was raised by Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal. "We read in the papers that some policy decisions were made in the parliamentary party meet of BJP," Agarwal said referring to prime minister's warning to party members for not crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) in their statements. "If his ministers are making some mistake, it is his responsibility to say it in the house," said Agarwal. Source: IANS
Lok Sabha passes bill amending law for eviction from public premises
December 16, 2014 09:51 AM
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill amending the law for eviction of occupants of public premises which redefines such places to include companies in which at least 51 percent of the paid-up share capital is held by the central or state governments and which carries business of public transport including metro railway. Replying to the debate on the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2014, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that essence of bill was on public transport. The bill seeks to amend some provisions of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971 which was enacted to provide for speedy machinery for eviction of unauthorized occupants from public premises including that of government companies and corporations. Source: IANS
Yogi Adityanath is trying to communalize UP: Mayawati
December 15, 2014 02:58 PM
BSP chief Mayawati accused the BJP MP from UP's Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency Yogi Adityanath of "communalizing Uttar Pradesh." Mayawati urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take stern action against his MP while reacting to the latter's comments over the 'Conversions' row. The BSP supremo said, "He wants to communalise Uttar Pradesh. Also, he is creating a bad image for the Centre. Prime Minister Modi should, therefore, tackle this issue strongly. On the other side, it might be a trick to convert the minds of common people by the BJP because they failed to fulfill their promises." Source: News Reports
Mamata dares Modi, Amit Shah to arrest her
December 13, 2014 10:33 AM
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday threw an "open challenge" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP to arrest her following the arrest of minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Saradha chit fund scandal, a situation she likened to the emergency. "The situation in India is like Emergency now. We condemn all this. This is our stand. I will go to SSKM Hospital to meet Madan Mitra. I dare Narendra Modi and (BJP president) Amit Shah to arrest me. This is an open challenge," Banerjee told the media. The Trinamool Congress supremo said Mitra had submitted his resignation before going to the CBI office, but added that he will continue as minister. Source: IANS

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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

BSP Candidate List for General Elections 2014

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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