Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicBahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

Topic: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

Mayawati has eyes on 2024. Gameplan behind ‘helping’ BJP in presidential election, UP bypoll

BSP chief Mayawati appears to be supporting the BJP at the cost of her own political base. The support doesn't seem to be one-sided.

Swami Prasad Maurya’s jump from BJP to SP hasn’t paid off, OBC leader trails in Fazilnagar

Maurya, an influential Other Backward Class (OBC) leader and five-time MLA, had also switched his constituency from Padrauna to Fazilnagar for this year’s polls.

Samajwadi Party’s past record shows it always took anti-Dalit approach, Mayawati says

Mayawati's remarks Saturday come amid mass defections from the BJP to SP. The BSP supremo also said that she would not contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

10 UP MLAs, ministers quitting raises questions about BJP ‘import’ policy at cost of loyalists

All UP ministers and MLAs who quit this week came from other parties, with no ideological grooming in RSS or BJP. There have been similar exits in Bengal and other states too.

UP elections 2022 are warming up. Guess who’s at the forefront—it’s chhutbhaiyya netas

Lives of chhutbhaiyya netas are like a Bollywood film. Some dream to be MLAs, and others deepen the democracy in India.

Jailed gangster-MLA Mukhtar Ansari gets AIMIM offer for UP polls after BSP shuns him

The 58-year-old Mukhar Ansari, who is currently in Banda Jail, is charged in over 50 criminal cases, including murder and kidnapping.

Brahmins in focus, Mayawati begins UP poll campaign amid Sanskrit mantras, Jai Shri Ram chants

BSP chief Mayawati promises to provide security to Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh and ensure their development, declares she will not build new parks or memorials.

‘What have you done for your caste’? Question BSP leaders must answer for UP poll ticket

BSP leaders say prospective candidates have to provide information not just of what they have done for their castes but also the Bahujan movement. 

27-year-old man who allegedly attempted self-immolation outside SC succumbs to injuries

The man had attempted suicide along with a woman, who alleged that she was raped by Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai in 2019. The police said the woman is undergoing treatment.

BJP-led UP govt anti-Brahmin and anti-Dalit, says BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra

The Bahujan Samaj Party leader said many innocent Brahmins were booked in last year's Bikru ambush case in Kanpur, and that the BSP has always supported and honoured Brahmins.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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