Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party

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Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party
AbbreviationSBSP
LeaderOm Prakash Rajbhar
Founded2002 (17 years ago) (2002)
ECI StatusState Party
AllianceNDA
Seats in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
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The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party is an Indian political party founded in 2002.[1] The party is led by Om Prakash Rajbhar, Minister of Backward Classes Welfare, Disabled People development in Uttar Pradesh.[1][2] The party has its headquarters in Fatehpur village, Varanasi district.[3] The party has a yellow flag.[1]

Profile[edit]

SBSP is based amongst the Rajbhar community in eastern Uttar Pradesh.[1][2][4] It favours the creation of a separate Purvanchal state in this region. In these areas the Rajbhar community constitutes some 18% of the population.[1]

The party calls for the inclusion of the Rajbhar community in the list of Scheduled Castes. However, it also favours the setting up of reservation quotas on socio-economic grounds.[1]

Indian general election, 2004[edit]

SBSP fielded 14 candidates in the 2004 Indian general election, one in Bihar and the rest in Uttar Pradesh. Together they obtained 275,267 votes (0.07% of the nationwide vote).[5]

Bihar assembly elections, 2005[edit]

The party contested the February 2005 Bihar Legislative Assembly election with three candidates. Together they obtained 13,655 votes (0.06% of the statewide vote).[6] SBSP fielded two candidates in the subsequent October 2005 Legislative Assembly election in Bihar. Together they obtained 11,037 votes (0.05% of the statewide vote).[7]

Uttar Pradesh assembly election, 2007[edit]

The party ran 97 candidates in the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. All but three candidates forfeited their deposits. In total the party obtained 491,347 votes (0.94% of the statewide vote).[8]

Indian general election, 2009[edit]

Ahead of the 2009 Indian general election SBSP joined the Apna Dal-led coalition Adhikar Manch ('Rights Platform'), an alliance of BSP splinter groups.[2] SBSP fielded twenty candidates, whom together obtained 319,307 votes. All forfeited their deposits[9]

Bihar assembly election, 2010[edit]

The party fielded six candidates in the 2010 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. Together they obtained 15,437 votes (0.05% of the statewide vote).[10]

Uttar Pradesh assembly election, 2012[edit]

The party ran 52 candidates in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. All but four candidates forfeited their deposits. In total the party obtained 477,330 votes (0.63% of the statewide vote).[11]

Indian general election, 2014[edit]

SBSP fielded 13 candidates in the 2014 Indian general election, whom together mustered 118,947 votes (0.02% of the nationwide vote).[12] Ahead of the election SBSP took part in forming the Ekta Manch ('Unity Platform'), a coalition of smaller parties in Uttar Pradesh. Om Prakash Rajbhar served as convenor of the coalition.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hindustan Times. Rajbhar: a new dalit force in eastern UP
  2. ^ a b c Times of India. Ex-BSP leaders join hands ahead of LS polls
  3. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  4. ^ Financial Express. In Ghosi, Mukhtar can be a spoiler for everyone
  5. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2004 TO THE 14th LOK SABHA – VOLUME I (NATIONAL AND STATE ABSTRACTS & DETAILED RESULTS)
  6. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2005 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BIHAR
  7. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2005 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BIHAR
  8. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2007 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH
  9. ^ Election Commission of India. 14 – PERFORMANCE OF REGISTERED (UNRECOGNISED) PARTIES
  10. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2010 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BIHAR
  11. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2012 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH
  12. ^ Election Commission of India. Partywise performance and List of Party participated
  13. ^ India Today. In UP, Akhilesh leads the way with AAP effect