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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar at a rally in Jantar Mantar |

Bhim Army chief’s Varanasi bid a ‘BJP conspiracy’ to divide Dalit votes, says Mayawati

The war of words between Mayawati and Chandrashekhar has intensified since he referred to her as ‘bua’ following his release from jail last year.
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Akhilesh Yadav is a winner even before the 2019 elections have begun

By pulling off the unlikely SP-BSP alliance, Akhilesh Yadav has shown he has greater gumption to take on Modi than the Congress.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Days after Priyanka Vadra met its chief, Bhim Army says no reason to support Congress in UP

Congress has done nothing for Dalits during its 60-year rule and there is no reason for it to support the party in Uttar Pradesh, said Bhim Army's national president.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visits Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital in Meerut | PTI

Priyanka Gandhi met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad but the message was for Mayawati

Dalits’ new age icon Chandrashekhar Azad can disturb UP’s political equations in polls. With Priyanka Gandhi’s visit, he may already have.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visits Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital in Meerut | PTI

Priyanka Vadra meets Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar Azad, sparks ‘Dalit vote’ murmurs

Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra visited the Bhim Army leader in a Meerut hospital, but denied there was any political talk.
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Lucknow|

Bhim Army won’t support SP-BSP alliance in UP till Akhilesh clears stand on quota

Dalit outfit wants Akhilesh to promise support in writing, says action necessary as SP had vehemently opposed reservation in promotion bill in 2012.
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Lucknow|

Quota politics to take centrestage again as Bhim Army, OBC groups plan protests in Delhi

The show of strength by Bhim Army, a Dalit organisation, will be a cause for worry for not just PM Narendra Modi but also BSP chief Mayawati.
Dharam Sabha in Ayodhya

Modi, Yogi should vacate chairs if Ayodhya situation turns communal again: Bhim Army chief

Chandrashekhar Azad alias Ravan says he will head to the VHP’s Dharam Sansad with a copy of the Constitution, wants Ayodhya renamed as Saket.
Chandrashekhar Azad

Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad walks out of jail with a promise to ‘defeat BJP’

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was sent to jail last May after a protest against Dalit atrocities turned into a full-fledged clash with police.
Chandrashekhar Azad

Kanshi Ram was my idol, Mayawati ruined the party: Bhim Army founder

Jailed Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan claims his organisation has never indulged in violence and that he is a firm believer in Indian Constitution.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.