May 21, 2019 2:10 am
In an open revolt against its ally BJP, Rajbhar's party, the Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), has fielded 39 candidates across Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections.
May 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Even in the past, BJP had maintained that SBSP was not part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) but an ally only in Uttar Pradesh. The core voter base of the SBSP is the Rajbhar community, which constitutes around 17-18 per cent of the population in the Purvanchal region.
May 14, 2019 2:52 am
A few days ago, the nomination papers of the SBSP candidates on these seats were rejeted by the Election Commission.
May 06, 2019 8:50 pm
The SBSP chief also claimed the SP-BSP-RLD alliance would win more seats than BJP in UP and alleged that the saffron party was worried over Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's continuous attacks on it.
April 22, 2019 3:37 am
Om Prakash had then claimed that he offered to resign from the government, which was not accepted by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
February 22, 2019 10:35 am
Anupriya Patel’s Apna Dal (Sonelal) and O P Rajbhar’s SBSP have been flexing their muscle in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. They draw their support from the same region and identify with several communities whose votes could be crucial to BJP.
February 18, 2019 8:21 am
The SBSP general secretary further said that if the party eventually part ways with the BJP, they can either go with the SP-BJP alliance in the state or Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
February 15, 2019 5:22 am
Hours after his announcement, state deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma met Rajbhar, reportedly in an attempt to convince him against the decision.
February 15, 2019 1:20 am
Rajbhar, who heads the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), an ally of the BJP in UP, said that will meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to submit his resignation.
January 10, 2019 6:01 am
The SBSP chief said that while the Supreme Court had earlier referred to the CBI as a “caged parrot”, the Modi government is also doing the same by misusing the central agency to nail its political opponents.