Bahujan Shakti Party, Nepal

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Bahujan Shakti Party
बहुजन शक्ति पार्टी
President Biswendra Paswan[1]
Ideology Anti-Brahminism[2]
Dalit Socialism
Constituent Assembly
1 / 601
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Bahujan Shakti Party is a political party in Nepal led by Biswendra Paswan.[4] In the 2008 Constituent Assembly election, the party won 1 seat through the Proportional Representation vote.[5]

The party was continuent of the NC-UML alliance,[3] as of 2013, its independent in Constituent Assembly.

Bahujan Shakti Party won 1 seat in 2013 Nepalese Constituent Assembly election.[6]

The Bahujan Shakti Party rejected in September the proposed 2015 Constitution stating that it did not provide rights to 85% of communities (that are marginalised by 15% Highest caste Hindus) in Nepal (Bahujan Samaj of Nepal),[2][7] for ensuring rights to 85% Bahujan Samaj of Nepal in new Constitution of Nepal, Biswendra Paswan sat on Hunger strike.[1] The demands in agendas of his agitation are:[8]

  • Guaranteed 14 percent representation of dalits in every state apparatus
  • 15 per cent representation of the backward community of Nepal
  • 10 per cent of Muslims of Nepal
  • 37 per cent of the representation indigenous nationalities
  • Capital punishment against those convicted guilty in the cases of corruption and rape.

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  1. ^ a b "PM Koirala urges CA member Paswan to break his hunger strike". The Himalayan Times. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Varghese, Anil (17 September 2015). "Nepal Dalit leader says Modi's stress on consensus has meant dilution in draft constitution". Scroll.in. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Way, The (16 January 2015). "The Brief » Blog Archive » CA dwells on CPDCC report". Nepali Times. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Maximum flexibility to be adopted for new constitution-PM Koirala". My Republica. 9 November 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Nepalnews.com, news from Nepal as it happens Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Voting on amendment proposals begin". The Himalayan Times. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nepal's opposition parties rejects proposals on Constitution". timesofindia-economictimes. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Paswan's health deteriorating, doctors advice him for ICU care". The Kathmandu Post. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.