|Leader||Om Prakash Rajbhar|
|Founded||27 October 2002|
|ECI Status||State Party|
GDSF (2020)(Bihar) ,
|Seats in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
6 / 403
The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party is an Indian political party founded in 2002. The party is led by Om Prakash Rajbhar, former Minister of Backward Classes Welfare, Disabled People development in Uttar Pradesh. The party has its headquarters in Rasra, Ballia district. The party has a yellow flag.
SBSP is based amongst the OBC community in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
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.
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).
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). 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).
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).
Ahead of the 2009 Indian general election SBSP joined the Apna Dal-led coalition Adhikar Manch ('Rights Platform'), an alliance of BSP splinter groups. SBSP fielded twenty candidates, whom together obtained 319,307 votes. All forfeited their deposits
The party fielded six candidates in the 2010 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. Together they obtained 15,437 votes (0.05% of the statewide vote).
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).
SBSP fielded 13 candidates in the 2014 Indian general election, whom together mustered 118,947 votes (0.02% of the nationwide vote). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.