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Polls over, BJP partner Rajbhar sacked from Adityanath Cabinet

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.

Explained: How the sacking of Rajbhar will affect BJP in Uttar Pradesh

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.

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BJP ally in UP backs Opposition in Mirzapur, Maharajganj, Bansgaon

A few days ago, the nomination papers of the SBSP candidates on these seats were rejeted by the Election Commission.

Om Prakash Rajbhar resigns as UP minister, says SP-BSP alliance will win more seats than BJP

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.

Decision to contest alone final, won’t change even if BJP calls: Om Prakash Rajbhar

Om Prakash had then claimed that he offered to resign from the government, which was not accepted by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Explained: In Uttar Pradesh, two allies the BJP cannot afford to offend

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.

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Yogi Adityanath 'didn’t accept’ Rajbhar resignation, son says decision after meeting Amit Shah

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.

Uttar Pradesh: Rajbhar says he will meet Yogi, give up Backward Class Dept

Hours after his announcement, state deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma met Rajbhar, reportedly in an attempt to convince him against the decision.

UP minister Rajbhar says will meet Yogi, give up Backward Class Dept

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.

10% quota, mining case have exposed Centre’s fears: Rajbhar

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.

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