Bahujan Samaj Party

  • Azam Khan rules out possibility of SP-BSP tie-up 6 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Thursday ruled out any possibility of his Samajwadi Party's tie-up with Mayawati-led BSP in near future. Khan, who was here to review the progress of construction work of Haj House on the Hindan river bank, said there was no possibility of any tie-up...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • After Lalu-Nitish bonhomie, Mulayam says ready to join hands with Maya to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another change of heart incident in politics, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh has expressed willingness to join hands with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. This comes two days after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that the SP and BSP should come together to form a grand alliance...
  • Both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence, says Mayawati August 11, 2014

    Parliament on Monday will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence. The move came after Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi protested at the well of the House last Wednesday. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said, "both Congress and BJP are familiar with inciting communal violence. Congress has practiced communal...
  • Congress not to seek allies for Uttar Pradesh by-polls June 25, 2014

    The Congress won't seek allies in the upcoming 12 by-elections to the Uttar Pradesh assembly. While the election schedule has not been announced, party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry dropped enough hints Wednesday that the party will contest on its own strength. Mistry, on a two-day visit, has spoken to party leaders in...
  • BSP stages walkout over non-appointment of primary teachers June 24, 2014

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members on Tuesday staged a walkout in the legislative assembly alleging that the state government was not serious in appointment of primary teachers. The walkout was staged during the question hour when leader of Opposition, Swami Prasad Maurya sought to know the time frame of appointment of...
  • Governor BL Joshi's resignation worries Akhilesh government June 20, 2014

    Amid calls for the sacking of the Uttar Pradesh government over the rising crime graph, the exit of Governor BL Joshi is causing worry to the Samajwadi Party regime. Joshi's resignation on Tuesday is likely to add to the already mounting challenges for the Akhilesh Yadav government, which fears that a...
  • Assembly adjourned after opposition's protests June 19, 2014

    The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Thursday with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators staging a sit-in inside the house. Protesting against the failing law and order situation in the state, BJP MLAs held a noisy "dharna" near the speaker's chair following which the house...
  • BSP antagonized many Dalits in UP whom the BJP wooed: Book..1 June 27, 2014

    Disaffection among a large section of Dalits for the Bahujan Samaj Party may have paved the way for fragmentation of this caste group in Uttar Pradesh and led to a "great possibility of them being co-opted in a Hindutva project", says a recently-released book. "The BJP is trying to acquire the...
  • BSP MPs walk out of Rajya Sabha over UP's law and order situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday morning with the Bahujan Samaj Party slamming the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state. The BSP MPs eventually walked out of the House over the issue. Earlier on Tuesday, BSP MPs charged to...
  • Badaun gangrape: Centre to intervene on UP governor's report, says Kalraj Mishra June 2, 2014

    Describing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh as "very grave" where women were not safe even in their homes, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra on Monday said the central government would step in if UP Governor BL Joshi sends a report on the situation in the state. Talking to...
  • Meerut: BSP leader, supporters lathicharged by police May 30, 2014

    Meerut: The Meerut Police on Friday reportedly lathicharged a local BSP leader and his supporters. The police action came after the politician and his men blocked a road and disrupted traffic. They were reportedly celebrating the BSP leader's release from jail. ...
  • Mayawati slams Akhilesh over rapes in UP, demands President's rule May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Friday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the rise in crimes in the state. Mayawati said that law and order in the state has completely broken and down and demanded that the state be put under President's rule. "Rapes and...
  • Mayawati seeks ban on Amit Shah's poll campaigning May 5, 2014

    Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday said BJP general secretary Amit Shah's remarks that Azamgarh was a haven for terrorist were "baseless", and urged the poll panel to ban his poll campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. At a rally in Azamgarh Sunday, Shah alleged that most terrorists were from Azamgarh. Mayawati told...
  • Lucknow: Rajnath faces a tough battle, hopes to ride on Modi wave April 29, 2014

    Lucknow: Campaigning in Lucknow ended on Monday amidst huge pomp and show. While leaders from all parties, in a last ditch effort to woo the voters held roadshows and rallies, the party workers, too, pitched in with all their might to convince the electorate to vote for them. Travelling across the...
  • Not just Kejriwal, Modi to lock horns with 75 others too in Varanasi April 28, 2014

    Their causes vary from wanting to turn Varanasi into the religious capital of India to protesting against bottled water. But they all have one ambition, like AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal: to trounce BJP's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi in one the most hotly contested seats of the 2014 general election....
  • BJP slams Congress for sub manifesto promising OBC quota to Muslims April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has stirred a hornet's nest by releasing a sub manifesto which has promised OBC quota to Muslims. The Congress released an additional manifesto on "empowerment of minorities" promising a quota of 4.5 per cent for backward Muslims in the existing other backward caste reservations. The BJP has...
  • Modi supporters in Varanasi were brought from outside, claims Mayawati April 25, 2014

    Lucknow: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's grand show of strength in Varanasi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has called it all an eyewash. Mayawati hit out at Modi saying that his road shows mislead people by showing he enjoys major support in the constituency. She...
  • Opponents plan to slice up Narendra Modi's Varanasi pie April 21, 2014

    Far from the high-decibel campaigning and 24x7 politicking that are setting the stage for the most interesting contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are pointers in this temple town that BJP challenger Narendra Modi might not have a cakewalk in the high-profile constituency. Readying for a "close finish" contest...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase April 17, 2014

    58.70 per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan with Barmer recording 65.66 per cent voter turnout,...
  • UP: BSP leader's supporters clash with police, FIR registered April 14, 2014

    Lucknow: A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader's supporters got into a scuffle with the police on Sunday during a poll rally in the village of Basti. The incident happened after Ram Prasad Chowdhury's convoy was intercepted by the police for flouting the model code of conduct. An FIR was filed against Chowdhury...
  • 2.6 lakh fake voters in Ghaziabad, says General VK Singh April 8, 2014

    BJP candidate General VK Singh on Tuesday alleged that the parliamentary constituency has about 2.6 lakh fake voters in the electors list despite the district administration having been apprised of such bogus names. Speaking to media persons, the former army chief said the Election Commission (EC) has been informed of the...
  • Campaigning ends for 10 LS seats in western UP April 8, 2014

    Campaigning for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in western Uttar Pradesh, including Aligarh, that go to the polls April 10, ended on Tuesday evening. The fate of 146 candidates will be decided by 1,74,12,605 voters. The constituencies are Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Kairana, Bijnor, Meerut, Bagpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr and Aligarh. The Bharatiya...
  • Nominations for Lucknow parliamentary seat begin today April 2, 2014

    Nomination process for the prestigious Lucknow parliamentary seat of Uttar Pradesh begins on Wednesday, officials said. The process which will be videographed at the instructions of the Election Commission (EC) will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue till 3 p.m., District Magistrate Raj Shekhar told IANS. While for the Lucknow parliamentary...
  • BSP worker's brother arrested for raping Class 10 girl March 27, 2014

    An incident of rape of a 15-year-old girl by two persons has come to the light in Meerut even as police have arrested an alleged accused, the brother of a BSP leader and Zila panchayat member. The victim, a class X student, a resident of Partapur area, alleged that she was raped by two men,...
  • Mayawati to address election rally in Amravati tomorrow March 26, 2014

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will address a public rally in Amravati on Thursday morning, which would be her only one in the Vidarbha region, before flying to Nashik for another rally there, party sources said in Nagpur on Wednesday. She would also launch the BSP's campaign from Amravati tomorrow...
  • Ensure arrest of gangrape accused ex-MLA: HC to UP police March 26, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh police to ensure arrest of an absconding former MLA who has been accused of raping a girl along with his brother and a close aide in Badaun district six years ago. Passing the order, a Division Bench comprising Justice Devendra Pratap Singh...
  • BSP MP, wife to contest against each other from Muzaffarnagar March 19, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In an interesting contest, a couple will be pitted against each other in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Shahida Begum, wife of Kadir Rana, MP from Bahujan Samaj Party, filed her nomination on Tuesday from this constituency, as an independent candidate, officials said. Interestingly, Rana is a sitting MP from...
  • Ex-minister Nandi and his mayor wife expelled from BSP March 11, 2014

    Nand Gopal Gupta "Nandi", a cabinet minister in the previous Mayawati government, and his mayor wife Abhilasha have been expelled from the Bahujan Samaj Party for alleged anti-party activities. The announcement, which comes just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, was made here by the party's zonal coordinator Vijay Pratap who...
  • BSP criticises SP for presenting vote-on-account in Assembly February 20, 2014

    Criticising ruling Samajwadi Party for presenting vote-on-account in the Budget session, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday said that move was taken keeping in mind the Lok Sabha polls. "The Budget session of the state Assembly is going on and SP government should have presented the budget instead of vote-on-account. The...