Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party
AbbreviationSBSP
LeaderOm Prakash Rajbhar
Founded27 October 2002; 21 years ago (27 October 2002)
Colours  Yellow
ECI StatusRegistered Unrecognized Party
AllianceNDA (2023-Present) (2017–2019),
GDSF (2020)(Bihar),
SP+ (2021-2022)
Seats in Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha
6 / 403
Website
www.sbsp.in

The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party is an Indian political party founded in 2002.[1] The party is led by Om Prakash Rajbhar, former Minister of Backward Classes Welfare, Disabled People development in Uttar Pradesh.[1][2] The party has its headquarters in Rasra, Ballia district.[3] The party has a yellow flag.[1]

Profile

SBSP is based primarily based in eastern Uttar Pradesh and draws its support from the Rajbhar community. The party calls for the inclusion of the Rajbhar community in the list of Scheduled Tribes. However, it also favours the setting up of reservation quotas on socio-economic grounds.[1]

Electoral history

Indian general election, 2004

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).[4]

Bihar assembly elections, 2005

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).[5] 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).[6]

Uttar Pradesh assembly election, 2007

The party contested 97 candidates in the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. All but three candidates forfeited their deposits. It obtained a total of 491,347 votes (0.94% of the statewide vote).[7]

Indian general election, 2009

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, who together obtained 319,307 votes, though all forfeited their deposits[8]

Bihar assembly election, 2010

The party fielded six candidates in the 2010 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. Together they obtained 15,437 votes (0.05% of the statewide vote).[9]

Uttar Pradesh assembly election, 2012

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).[10]

Indian general election, 2014

SBSP fielded 13 candidates in the 2014 Indian general election, whom together mustered 118,947 votes (0.02% of the nationwide vote).[11] 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.[12]

Bihar assembly election, 2015

In 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, SBSP contested in only 2 seats but could not win any of them. though Azad Paswan a candidate came in 3rd in polls.[13]

Uttar Pradesh assembly election, 2017

In 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election working in alliance with BJP, SBSP contested 8 seats in UP and won 5 seats with party leader Om Prakash Rajbhar becoming a minister in UP government.[14]

Indian general election, 2019

SBSP fielded 39 candidates in the 2019 Indian general election in Uttar Pradesh against BJP. This was in response to ally Bharatiya Janata Party’s proposal that SBSP contest on the saffron party’s lotus symbol from Ghosi in eastern Uttar Pradesh.[15]

Bihar assembly election, 2020

In 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, SBSP contested in only 5 seats as part of Grand Democratic Secular Front that also included Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, Bahujan Samaj Party Samajwadi Janata Dal Democratic, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, and Janvadi Party (Socialist).

Uttar Pradesh assembly election, 2022

In 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election working in alliance with SP, SBSP contested in 17 seats in UP and won 6 seats with party leader Om Prakash Rajbhar in Uttar Pradesh.[16] [17]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Hindustan Times. Rajbhar: a new dalit force in eastern UP
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2004 TO THE 14th LOK SABHA – VOLUME I (NATIONAL AND STATE ABSTRACTS & DETAILED RESULTS)
  5. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2005 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BIHAR
  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, 2007 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH
  8. ^ Election Commission of India. 14 – PERFORMANCE OF REGISTERED (UNRECOGNISED) PARTIES
  9. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2010 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BIHAR
  10. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2012 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH
  11. ^ Election Commission of India. Partywise performance and List of Party participated
  12. ^ India Today. In UP, Akhilesh leads the way with AAP effect
  13. ^ news18. Azad Paswan
  14. ^ news18. After Bihar Lesson, Bigger Parties Eye Alliance with Smaller Outfits to Take on BJP in 2022 UP Polls
  15. ^ hindustantimes. Lok Sabha elections 2019: UP BJP ally SBSP declares candidates against PM Modi, Rajnath Singh
  16. ^ news18. Om Prakash Rajbhar won from Zahoorabad constituency in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections
  17. ^ UP Election 2022. Om Prakash Rajbhar's Party won 6 seats in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections