Who formed BSP? What are its main policies?



BSP was formed in 1984 under the leadership of Kanshi Ram.

(i) It seeks to represent and secure power for the bahujan samaj which includes the dalits, adivasis, OBCs and religious minorities.

(ii) It draws inspiration from the ideas and teachings of Sahu Maharaj, Mahatma Phule, Periyar, Ramaswami Naiker and Babasaheb Ambedkar.

(iii) It stands for the cause of securing the interests and welfare of the dalits and oppressed people.

(iv) It has its main base in UP and substantial presence in neighbouring states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Punjab.

(v) Formed government in UP several times by taking the support of different parties at different times.