Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicBahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

Topic: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

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.

UP Brahmins in demand for votes. SP, BSP, Congress wooing them, BJP trying hard to keep them

The Congress, SP and BSP are going all-out to woo Brahmins, the community that has felt 'neglected and oppressed' under BJP's Yogi Adityanath govt.

BSP will be stuck at zero, warn Punjab unit rebels as dissent brews over Akali alliance

BSP has already expelled former state president Rachpal Raju for speaking out against the move, while its OBC wing president Sukhbir Singh Shalimar has resigned over the decision. 

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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