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Bahujan Samaj Party Latest News And Live Update Of 16th Lok Sabha Elections

Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions - April 19, 2014 11:36 AM

A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime minister’s post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Fridaysaid if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government. Addressing a poll rally at the Kothi Meena Bazar ground here, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president said her party would play a crucial "balancing power role". Source: IANS

Narrow escape for Mayawati's plane - April 14, 2014 10:08 AM

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati had a narrow escape late Sunday when the front wheel of her charter plane got stuck during landing, officials said Monday. The incident took place at Lucknow airport when the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo was on her way back from campaigning in Maharashtra. She was accompanied by her close aide S.C. Mishra. Source: IANS

Mulayam under fire for his rape remark - April 11, 2014 04:46 PM

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came under heavy fire for his rape remark, made a day earlier at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad city. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, who said rapists should not be sent to gallows as "young boys make such mistakes", was severely criticized by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) senior leader Satish Chandra Mishra. Source: IANS

Mayawati demands action against BJP for manifesto - April 08, 2014 10:07 AM

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati demanded that the Election Commission take action against the BJP for releasing its manifesto on the day of the first phase of Lok Sabha election. Addressing a rally at Sultanpuri in outer Delhi, which falls under North West (Reserved) constituency, she said: "The BJP considers itself above law and the constitution...They also violate the Representation of the People Act by releasing their manifesto on polling day...The Election Commission should take stern action in the matter." Source:IANS

Mayawati to begin UP campaign from Thursday - April 02, 2014 04:25 PM

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati would begin a whirlwind tour of Uttar Pradesh, her home state, from Thursday, a party leader said. The Dalit leader will address her first election rally in Bijnore in western UP and will later address a public meeting at Nagina, Aligarh. She will fly to Hathras on April 4 and speak at a rally at Muzaffarnagar. Source:IANS

BSP also wants quota for poor upper castes, says Mayawati - April 02, 2014 02:48 PM

  BSP chief Mayawati Tuesday sought to reach out to poor people of the upper castes, asserting her party would also fight for reservations in education and government jobs to economically under-privileged members of the community in the country. Attacking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, she said: "This time without announcing their prime ministerial candidate, the Congress is fighting the elections to crown their yuvraj and the BJP has named such a person as the prime ministerial candidate whose government, in 2002, engulfed the entire state of Gujarat in the communal fires those where started at Godhra”. Source:IANS

Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi for giving ticket to Chavan - March 31, 2014 02:06 PM

The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for giving ticket to "tainted" Ashok Chavan. He said that Gandhi who promised not to compromise against corruption is now giving tickets to people like Chavan. While addressing the rally in Nanded, Modi accused the Congress party of being "shameless". Modi also accused NCP chief Sharad Pawar of not being able to stop farmers' suicides in Maharashtra.  
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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 - www.bspindia.org

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 09/19/2013

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