Bahujan Samajwadi Party

  • SP, BSP skip all-party meet, NDA wants Lokpal Bill passed in din December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders told Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari at the all-party meet on Monday that the Lokpal Bill be passed in the din, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) skipped the meeting. The Samajwadi Party is adamant...
  • UP: Former BSP MLA, two aides shot dead in Azamgarh, protests erupt July 19, 2013

    Azamgarh: Former Bahujan Samajwadi Party MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh alias Sipu and his two aides were shot dead on Friday by two unknown assailants in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. Soon after he was shot dead, his supporters started protesting against the state government and also set several vehicles on fire in the...
  • Caste rallies banned: Will it end political appeals based on caste? July 11, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste based rallies in Uttar Pradesh, observing that such rallies divide the society. ...
  • UP: Parties welcome Allahabad HC's ban on caste based rallies July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste based rallies in Uttar Pradesh, observing that such rallies divide the society. Parties say they welcome it, but the big question is whether this move will really stop vote bank politics. Top leaders from Uttar Pradesh have made political capital by...
  • Political instability may lead to early polls: Maya April 17, 2013

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati said on Wednesday the Lok Sabha elections could be preponed as the country is heading towards "political instability" due to corruption, inflation and unemployment. The BSP chief asked the party workers in Lucknow "to make all preparations" required for giving a better result in Uttar...
  • Allahabad High Court to hear plea in Taj corridor case January 11, 2013

    Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court is set to hear a petition challenging erstwhile Uttar Pradesh Governor TV Rajeswar's refusal to grant sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former-UP chief minister Mayawati and her cabinet colleague Naseemuddin Siddiqui in the alleged Taj corridor...
  • BSP MLA retracts statement, says everyone needs mobiles October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another bizarre comment and yet another U-turn by an Indian politician. Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) leader Rajpal Saini, after claiming earlier in the day that girls did not need mobile phones, later retracted his statement saying he had been misquoted. "I saw on TV channels news being telecast...
  • Maya's statue broken, BSP wants President's rule July 27, 2012

    Lucknow: A day after a statue of BSP supremo Mayawati was vandalised in Lucknow, a party delegation on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and submitted a memorandum to him urging imposition of President's rule in the state in view of the "jungle" and "goondaraj". In the memorandum submitted by...
  • UP govt withdraws land for Sonia's dream rail factory October 12, 2008

    Lucknow: In a major development ahead of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's visit to her constituency of Rae Bareli, the Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly withdrawn the land it sanctioned for an ambitious rail coach factory project of the party-led United Progressive Alliance central government. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) state...
  • Maya's victory draws envy, admiration June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Mayawati looked unquestionable as she conquered the stage and officially took charge as the Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The Dalit leader who sewed the social fabric of Uttar Pradesh together went out of her way this time to make sure that Brahmins and upper castes were...
  • UP's notorious dons are winners June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The 2007 assembly elections have been the most peaceful and violence-free polls in the history of Uttar Pradesh. But that has not stopped the Bahubalis or the Big Bad Boys of UP from winning. Almost all the big musclemen of the state are back. Big B might have...
  • UP: Exit Mulayam, enter Mayawati May 11, 2007

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Lucknow's Ambedkar Udyan is being spruced up after years of neglect. Officials are working overtime to ensure Mayawati's dream project is ready before May 11. For the babus (government officers) of UP, the writing is on the wall for come counting day and BSP's elephant will lead...
  • Cong extends hand, BSP looks away June 20, 2007

    New Delhi/Lucknow: As the counting day for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections draws closer, speculation is rife over rthe number game that’s likely to play out and determine who will claim the gaddi of Lucknow. The CNN-IBN-Indian Express exit poll predicts Mayawati’s BSP is far ahead of nearest rival SP, but...
  • Tight security in UP ahead of 6th phase May 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) is taking no chances for the upcoming sixth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The next round of polling - which starts on May 3 - is to be held in the naxal-infested eastern Uttar Pradesh area and the EC has decided to deploy...
  • Jaya skips rally, namesakes don't April 9, 2007

    Barielly (UP): Samajwadi Party top leadership showed up in full strength in Barielly on Sunday for a poll rally with a dash of celebrity and a dose of the Third Front. Among those spotted at venue were leaders like Chandrababu Naidu, Bangarappa, Om Prakash Chautala and Natwar Singh. However, AIADMK leader...
  • UP set for Saturday's poll battle April 5, 2007

    New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh, the election heat is further adding to the temperatures that has already shot up to 40 degrees. Campaigning for the 62 seats in the first phase of Assembly Polls ends on Thursday with the Election Commission has deploying 657 companies of central forces in the...
  • CBI, a thread that ties UP top guns April 4, 2007

    Lucknow: What is common between Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Kalyan Singh – the three top guns in UP poll field? Apart from being the state’s chief ministerial candidates, the trio also shares a tainted reputation in common. The undisputed Dalit leader of Uttar Pradesh, the current CM with a...
  • I'll probe Mulayam's 'every act': Maya June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: She has kept a surprisingly low-profile throughout her UP elections campaign. But one can always trust BSP supremo Mayawati with churning out quotable quotes while she is taking on her opposition. The firebrand leader on Thursday addressed an election meeting in Agra and said should she come to power,...
  • UP not ready for Rahul as CM June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: It's not over till the last vote is counted, that is what the electorate in Uttar Pradesh is telling the two heavyweights in the fray. The real story of the Indian Express-CNN-IBN pre-poll in UP is that the Assembly elections are going to be a neck-and-neck battle between...
  • Mayawati has an answer for Big B June 18, 2007

    Lucknow: If superstar Amitabh Bachchan has gone all out to sing paeans of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh's governance in TV commercials, BSP supremo Mayawati refuses to be outdone by starpower. Mayawati is coming up with modestly priced video albums shot by local artists to attack Mulayam’s 'feel-good' UP campaigns. The videos...
  • UP gets new set of babus as heads roll June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The administrative reshuffle continues in battleground Uttar Pradesh. A day after the Election Commission gave transfer orders to top bureaucrats, the state government on Thursday appointed new Principal Secretary (Home) and four District Magistrates. While K Chandramauli was made Principal Secretary (Home), J S Deepak, Chandrabhanu and Madhukar...
  • Cong declares UP list | Big heads roll June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: As the Uttar Pradesh elections close in, parties have started announcing their candidates. Congress released its first list of 46 candidates on Thursday for the first phase of the Assembly polls, which is scheduled for April 7. The party nominated Ajay Yadav to take on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister...
  • UP a 'special' case, CEC to tackle it June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as the UP’s bureaucratic top brass struggles to recover from the massive shakeup conducted just ahead of Assembly polls, Election Commission has warned that Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's men in the bureaucracy can't rest easy yet. There's a lot more in store as the country's largest...
  • EC cuts red tape off Mulayam regime June 16, 2007

    Lucknow: It could be a setback for Mulayam Singh Yadav. Just a month to go for polls in UP, the Election Commission has hit him hard. Marching orders have been given to top police officials in the state suspected of being closely associated with the Samajwadi Party. The top man...
  • Plot to kill me, Amar Singh: UP CM June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The daylight murder of one of Samajwadi Party’s members seems to have unnerved Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav. Yadav on Sunday said that ahead of the upcoming UP elections, there was a conspiracy to eliminate some of the top leaders of the party. Yadav, made the statements in...
  • Irate UP CM takes CD issues to Speaker March 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cup of woes seems to be overflowing. Facing CBI inquiry into disproportionate assets case and resentment within party ranks, an agitated Mulayam approached Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee with his complaint box on Tuesday. Yadav complained to Chatterjee that Congress leadership...
  • Mulayam urges EC for early polls June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as the Mulayam Singh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh faces the possibility of imposition of President's rule, the chief minister is trying hard to play his cards right. Mulayam, on Tuesday, urged the Election Commission to hold Assembly polls in the state at the earliest. "I hope the...
  • Anti-CM sentiment picks UP pace June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The clock is ticking for the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, with the ever increasing calls for Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's removal. The Congress is making a last ditch attempt to convince the Left parties and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will hold another round of...
  • Left against President's rule in UP June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: As the Centre reportedly considers the option of imposing Article 356 — President's rule — in Uttar Pradesh, the CPI-M on Monday made it clear that it was against it. In what may be termed as the first significant statement against the proposal of imposing Article 356 in...
  • BJP seeks disqualification of 10 MLAs June 20, 2007

    New Delhi In a state that has seen multiple defections over the past 10-15 years, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday decided to crack the whip on party MLAs with swaying political loyalties. The party is seeking the disqualification of 10 of its legislators who cross voted in favour of...