Who formed BSP? What are its main policies?
BSP was formed in 1984 under the leadership of Shri Kanshi Ram.
- It seeks to represent and secure power for the bahujan samaj which includes dalits, adivasis, OBCs and religious minorities.
- It draws inspiration from the ideas and teachings of Sahu Maharaj, Mahatma Phule, Periyar, Ramaswami Naiker and Babasaheb Ambedkar.
- It stands for the cause of securing the interests and welfare of the dalits a^d oppressed people.
- It has its main base in UP and substantial presence in neighbouring states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Punjab.
- It formed government in UP several times by taking the support of different parties at different times.