Bahujan Samaj Party: News

14 May 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi files nomination in Varanasi, eyes third term 

Seeking a third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday filed his nomination for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

09 May 2024


Sacked as Mayawati's heir, nephew Akash Anand's first reaction

In his first reaction after being removed as Bahujan Samaj Party national coordinator by party chief and his aunt Mayawati, Akash Anand on Thursday said that he will continue to fight for the "Bhim Mission" till his last breath.

11 Apr 2024

Indira Gandhi

Son of Indira Gandhi's assassin joins Punjab election race

The son of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassin, Beant Singh, has announced his candidacy for the Punjab parliamentary elections.

Lok Sabha elections 3rd phase: Schedule for filing nominations announced 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced that the commencement of the nomination process for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections will begin on Friday.

10 Apr 2024

Kamal Nath

Lok Sabha election phase 1: Who are 5 richest candidates? 

Nakul Nath, the son of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, is the richest candidate contesting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

07 Apr 2024


Why BSP candidate wants temporary separation from Congress MLA wife

Kankar Munjare, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)'s Lok Sabha candidate from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, has moved out of his residence.

01 Apr 2024

Jayant Chaudhary

RLD national vice president resigns over party's BJP alliance

National Vice President of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Shahid Siddiqui has resigned from his position in protest against the party's decision to enter into an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

29 Mar 2024

Mukhtar Ansari

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's death triggers political blame game

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's death on Thursday triggered a political blame game ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

29 Mar 2024

Mukhtar Ansari

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari dies of cardiac arrest; family alleges poisoning

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (63) died due to a cardiac arrest on Thursday.

26 Mar 2024

Mukhtar Ansari

Jailed gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari hospitalized amid poisoning allegations 

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari has been admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district after his health deteriorated, his family said on Tuesday.

20 Mar 2024

Sonia Gandhi

Suspended BSP leader, MP Danish Ali joins Congress

Suspended Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader and Lok Sabha MP Danish Ali has joined the Congress.

13 Mar 2024

Mukhtar Ansari

Gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari sentenced in fake arms license case

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari was on Wednesday handed down a life sentence by a special MP/MLA court in Varanasi for obtaining a gun license using forged documents back in 1987.

Lok Sabha elections: Controversial MPs missing from BJP's first list

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday, swapping out 33 sitting MPs for fresh faces.

15 Jan 2024


Mayawati announces BSP to contest Lok Sabha elections solo

Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), has declared that her party will contest solo in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, without forming any pre-poll alliances.

10 Dec 2023


BSP's Mayawati names nephew Akash Anand as political successor: Report

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati reportedly announced her nephew Akash Anand as her political successor on Sunday.

07 Nov 2023


Assembly elections: Polling begins in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram

Polling for the 2023 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh (first phase) and Mizoram began on Tuesday morning.

22 Sep 2023

Lok Sabha

'Muslim ugrawadi,' 'bharwa': BJP MP abuses BSP MP in LS

A massive row has erupted after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ramesh Bidhuri attacked and used highly objectionable language against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Danish Ali during a discussion on the Chandrayaan-3 mission in the Lok Sabha.

13 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP municipal election results: BJP leading in 16 mayoral seats

The counting of votes for the urban local body (ULB) elections in Uttar Pradesh is underway. The results will decide the fate of candidates for 14,864 posts across 760 ULBs.

17 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: SITs to probe Atiq-Ashraf killings; police also in question

The Uttar Pradesh government has formed two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to investigate and supervise the probe into the killings of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed in police custody by three shooters posing as media persons.

15 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

Asad Ahmed funeral: Jailed gangster-father Atiq Ahmed fails to attend

Asad Ahmed and Ghulam Maksudan—the accused in the Umesh Pal murder case killed in a police encounter on Thursday—were reportedly buried in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on Saturday under tight security cover, ANI reported.

14 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

Asad Ahmed planned to attack father's convoy to stop transfer

Asad Ahmed and Ghulam Maksudan, the accused in the Umesh Pal murder case who were gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh Police in Jhansi on Thursday, planned to attack the police convoy transporting Asad's father, gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed.

05 Apr 2023


Umesh Pal murder: Police claim breakthrough; iPhone, crucial evidence found

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday claimed to have made another breakthrough in the murder case of lawyer Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's killing in 2005.

28 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Who is Atiq Ahmed, gangster-turned-politician sentenced to life imprisonment

Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and two others have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2006 kidnapping case of lawyer Umesh Pal—an eyewitness of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's 2005 murder—by a Prayagraj court.

26 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Umesh Pal murder: 'Pakistan link' suspected, shooter traced to Ajmer

The Uttar Pradesh Police began investigating a Pakistani connection in the high-profile Umesh Pal murder case, according to India Today.

16 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

New CCTV footage shows shooters firing at Umesh Pal

A new CCTV video has emerged in the Umesh Pal murder case from Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj in which multiple shooters are seen firing at Pal in an alley while he tries to escape.

13 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Breakthrough in Umesh Pal murder case; prime accused's aide detained 

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday claimed to have made a breakthrough in the recent murder case of Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's killing in 2005.

06 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Another Umesh Pal murder accused killed in Prayagraj encounter

Another accused in the Umesh Pal murder case was killed in an encounter by a Prayagraj Police team in Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning.

27 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Umesh Pal murder case: Accused shot dead in police encounter

The Uttar Pradesh Police shot dead a key accused in the killing of Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's murder in 2005, in an alleged encounter.

BJP corporate donations 7 times higher than other parties: ADR

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received Rs. 548.808 crore in corporate donations in 2021-22 which is more than seven times the total corporate donations (Rs. 77.075 crore) declared by all other national parties during this period, poll watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealed.

26 Oct 2022


MP: Dalit man, parents shot dead for harassing neighbor's wife

A man belonging to a dominant caste along with five of his kin are accused of shooting dead his neighbor and parents, belonging to the Dalit community, on allegations of harassing his wife in Devran village of Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

19 Sep 2022

Yogi Adityanath

BSP chief Mayawati attacks BJP over its 'jobless opposition' jibe

A new political feud has erupted between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh.

06 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: MP cleared of rape charges, year after victim's suicide

A court in Varanasi on Saturday acquitted Uttar Pradesh legislator Atul Rai of a rape charge that he had been facing since 2019.

06 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Jagdeep Dhankhar is India's 14th vice president

Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been elected as the 14th vice president of India.

23 Apr 2022


UP shocker: 2-year-old girl, 4 other family members found murdered

In a horrific incident that came to light on Saturday, five members of a family—including a two-year-old girl—were found murdered in their house in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.

10 Apr 2022


Congress must worry about itself: Mayawati on Rahul Gandhi's comments

Mayawati, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, a day after he alleged she "didn't respond" to his election alliance offer for the recent UP Assembly elections.

07 Sep 2021


UP: BSP's Mayawati promises Brahmin security, no new memorials

As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has pitched Brahmin security as her key electoral plank.

12 Jun 2021


Shiromani Akali Dal, BSP form alliance for 2022 Punjab elections

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has announced a political alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ahead of the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections next year.

23 Feb 2021


Opposition parties in UP attack Centre over fuel price hike

The Opposition Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday attacked the BJP Government at the Centre over the rise in fuel prices, saying it was unfair to trouble people reeling from the impact of COVID-19.

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

On Thursday, opposition BJP declared that it will bring a no-confidence motion tomorrow in Rajasthan Assembly, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has little to worry as Congress has mended ties with the rebels.

11 Aug 2020


UP-topper, studying in US, dies in accident after alleged harassment

A 20-year-old woman, whose journey from a small town in Uttar Pradesh to the prestigious Babson College, Wellesley in Massachusetts, United States inspired many, died on Monday after allegedly being harassed by unknown men on a bike.

27 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) played its cards in the raging political crisis of Rajasthan by announcing that it would approach the high court to reclaim six MLAs, who "merged" with Congress in 2019.

15 Jun 2020

Samajwadi Party

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.

10 Jun 2020

Madhya Pradesh

In viral clip, Chouhan claims BJP toppled Kamal Nath's government

Months after Kamal Nath's government fell short of a majority, eventually losing Madhya Pradesh to BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a viral audio clip has hinted that the saffron party orchestrated Congress' ouster.

06 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

Congress took a sigh of relief in Madhya Pradesh, thinking the worst was over as six MLAs, whom it claimed were "poached" by the BJP, returned home.

04 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

#OperationLotus: MLAs in hotel, Congress in Madhya Pradesh faces crisis

In what marks the beginning of "resort politics" in Madhya Pradesh, at least four MLAs of the Congress are sequestered at a hotel in Gurugram threatening the survival of Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government, that won the state in December 2018.

24 Jan 2020

Samajwadi Party

Rape-accused BSP politician gets parole to take oath as MP

A Bahujan Samaj Party leader, who is accused of raping a college student, has been granted two-day parole to take oath as MP, eight months after he won from Ghosi parliamentary seat.

13 Jan 2020

West Bengal

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

29 Dec 2019

Madhya Pradesh

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP boss, Mayawati, has suspended a party MLA from Madhya Pradesh after the latter allegedly supported the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

17 Sep 2019


Rajasthan: Setback for Mayawati, all 6 BSP MLAs join Congress

In a big jolt to Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, all six MLAs of her party switched sides in Rajasthan to join the ruling Congress, led by Ashok Gehlot.

26 Aug 2019


Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at leaders of Congress and other parties who tried to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, to understand the aftermath of revoking Article 370.

25 Jul 2019

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Two BJP MLAs vote in favor of Congress Bill

In an interesting turn of events, two BJP MLAs, Sharad Kol, and Narayan Tripathi voted in favor of a Congress Bill in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday.

22 Jul 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Why Adityanath shouldn't blame previous governments for Sonbhadra violence

An unprecedented incident happened in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district last week. A land dispute turned violent after a village head ordered his henchmen to fire on tribals, killing 10 people.

24 Jun 2019


Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be remembered for unprecedented allies, and the one which topped the list was the friendship between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).

23 Jun 2019


Mayawati, who 'hates' dynasty-politics, gives party positions to brother, nephew

BSP Chief Mayawati has always been a staunch critic of dynasty politics, but apparently she has forgotten all the things she "taught" others.

UP: Rape-accused BSP MP surrenders, gets 14-days remand

Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai, who had been absconding for a month after being accused of rape, finally surrendered on Saturday before a Varanasi court.

Absconding BSP MP, who's accused of rape, doesn't take oath

The first session of 17th Lok Sabha started on Monday with the oath-taking ceremony of 542 MPs.

04 Jun 2019


Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

Before Lok Sabha elections, former rivals SP and BSP forged an unlikely alliance for 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh.

BSP leader tried to leak MBA paper for girlfriend, arrested

People are known to do crazy things for love. And BSP leader Feroz Alam alias Raja took it a step further by committing an illegal act.

20 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress' government is in minority, BJP tells Governor

Merely six months after Congress formed a government in Madhya Pradesh and appointed Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister, the grand old party has run into trouble.

20 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Exit polls effect? Mayawati won't meet Gandhis in Delhi

Sunday's exit polls spelled trouble for almost all Opposition parties as pollsters gave a clear edge to BJP-led NDA.

07 May 2019

Narendra Modi

"If all goes well". Mayawati drops hints about PM contest

Giving a more than obvious statement that she is a contender for Prime Minister post, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said she will contest elections from Ambedkar Nagar "if all goes well".

28 Apr 2019

Shiv Sena

Lok Sabha elections phase 4: Looking at top 5 battles

The fourth phase of polls will be held on Monday, April 29. Like we have seen, the battle is not restricted to BJP and Congress, as several regional parties have shown they won't back down easily.

19 Apr 2019


In rare-sight, Mayawati seeks votes for Mulayam, he thanks her

Confirming that politics is an art of impossibilities, BSP chief Mayawati and SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage in Mainpuri on Friday. Mulayam's son and party president Akhilesh Yadav also accompanied the former arch-rivals.

19 Apr 2019


Former bitter rivals Mayawati and Mulayam to share stage today

A possibility of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav sharing stage with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati would have raised eyebrows years ago, but 2019 elections are all about unlikely alliances and arithmetic.

15 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

BSP's bank balance is Rs. 670cr, highest among all parties

At Rs. 670 crore, Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has the highest bank balance among all parties, TOI reports.

10 Apr 2019


Who will vote for Congress?

If there is one theme surrounding 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it has to be - Why Modi, or Why not Modi? Everything else is secondary - Opposition parties, narrative, Vikas, Vivek (Oberoi), Chacha Nehru, Rahul Gandhi and his janeu.

07 Apr 2019


Why Akhilesh and Mayawati's first rally at Deoband is important

More than 20 years after Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party kept Bharatiya Janata Party out of Uttar Pradesh (in 1993), the foes-turned-friends will address a joint rally in Deoband on Sunday.