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Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

In Uttar Pradesh, the third Modi wave is as strong as 2014 and 2017

The SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, despite its strong caste arithmetic, is unable to woo any of Narendra Modi’s voters.
File photo of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

Congress merely wants to save itself, not defeat Modi: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav blames Congress for missing the grand alliance bus in Uttar Pradesh.

BSP’s Dalit empowerment agenda has failed to find takers in community bastion Punjab

It's the BSP's depleting vote share in Punjab that has forced it to enter this election season as part of a 'fourth front' mainly comprising AAP rebels.
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.
BSP chief Mayawati | PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Mayawati questions Modi’s silence on Amit Shah’s claim on 250 terrorists killed in IAF strikes

BSP chief Mayawati on Twitter said that terrorists killed in the Balakot strike was good news but questioned the secret behind PM's silence.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Don’t expect miracles from me, strengthen party at booth level: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called on Congress workers to boost the booth level organisation of the party, and warned them against carrying out anti-party activities.
File photo of BSP chief Mayawat

Who trolls Mayawati on Twitter and what it says about Indians

Mayawati’s entry on Twitter ran into a wall of hate, with trolls swarming her timeline with casteist slurs and abuses on the four-time chief minister.

BSP calls off 9-month-old alliance with INLD, cites on-going Chautala family feud

BSP has now forged ties with LSP, an outfit floated by rebel BJP MP Raj Kumar Saini.
Former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati's statues among others at Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida | PTI

The elephant in the room: Why Mayawati’s statues are under Supreme Court lens

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has raised several statues of herself and Dalit icons in Lucknow and Noida.

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Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.


A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
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Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.