Kanshi Ram

Kanshi Ram

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<!-- Commented out because image was deleted: --><!-- Deleted image removed: -->Kanshi Ram (Hindi: कांशी राम) (March 15, 1934 – October 9, 2006) was an Indian politician. He founded the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a political party with the stated goal of serving the traditionally lower castes of Indian society (that historically also included untouchables). He transferred the BSP's leadership to Mayawati. His leadership brought the party to power in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh in 1995, at that point Mayawati became the state's Chief Minister.

Early life

Kanshi Ram was born to Bishan Kaur and Hari Singh, of Dalit Ravidassia/Ramdassia/Chamar Sikh background, at Khawaspur village in Ropar district of Punjab.

After completing his Bachelor's degree in Science (B.Sc) from the Government College at Ropar affiliated to The Punjab University.

Career

Kanshi Ram joined the offices of Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), in Kirki(Pune), through a reserved quota for Scheduled Caste. Kanshi Ram was born in a caste which is included in the Government of India's Scheduled Caste list.

During his tenure in the Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) in 1965 he joined the agitation started by Scheduled Caste Employees of Government of India to prevent the abolition of a holiday commemorating Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday.

Political career

In 1978 he formed the, BAMCEF-Backward(SC/ST...
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