Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: BSP

Don’t write BSP off in UP just because Mayawati didn’t hold big rallies. See cadres on ground

Most media surveys predict BSP’s worst performance in this election. But much of this loss in UP is perceptional.

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.

BSP chief Mayawati won’t contest UP polls, says party’s general secretary

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati will not contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, party general secretary S C Misra said here on...

Mayawati still has a ‘pull’ for Dalit voters. And now BJP is making inroads into Jatavs too

While a large section of Jatav voters still seem in favour of Mayawati-led BSP, 'smaller' Dalit communities form an impressive vote bank when combined.

True essence of ‘Mahagathbandhan’, says SP, as BSP sees exodus of leaders before UP polls

Over 50 per cent of BSP MLAs and 25 per cent of its zonal coordinators have crossed over, says SP. Out of its 18 MLAs, BSP might be left with just three.

Mayawati accuses SP, BJP of taking credit for work conceptualised by previous BSP govts

The former Uttar Pradesh CM said the Bahujan Samaj Party ​does not release election manifestos like other parties as it believes more in 'doing work than making tall claims'.

Will contest against CM Yogi, even from Ayodhya, says Bhim Army & ASP’s Chandra Shekhar Aazad

Activist adds his Azad Samaj Party will only field Dalits, Muslims and backward castes candidates, and is willing to ally with any big party except BJP.

Calling BSP ‘BJP’s B-team’ shows caste bias. Here are four reasons

In this article, I assess the most common claims being made vis-a-vis BSP’s political strategy in Uttar Pradesh as well as the party’s preparations.

Is the game over for BSP? Mayawati’s politics pales in the face of Kanshiram’s legacy

While Kanshiram could hold the party watertight, Mayawati's politics is trudging the BSP on the path towards decline.

No party has done more for religious places in UP than us — BSP gen secy Satish Mishra

The BSP leader also denies an alliance with the Congress & SP for 2022 polls, says the party has the support of Brahmins & Dalits.

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.