Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: BSP

UP bypolls, Murmu, now Dhankhar — the larger design behind Mayawati ‘support for BJP’

BSP chief Mayawati has made a string of decisions that suggest a two-pronged strategy of weakening Samajwadi Party and placating BJP ahead of general elections.

Former BSP leader Nakul Dubey joins Congress

Dubey was a prominent Brahmin face in the Bahujan Samaj Party and played a key role in the formation of the Mayawati govt in 2007 with a Brahmin-Dalit alliance.

Mayawati & BSP’s political ‘evaporation’ certain. Blame it on shift to ‘Sarvajan Samaj’ in 2007

Changing Kanshi Ram's fundamental slogan of ‘Bahujan Samaj’ to ‘Sarvajan Samaj’ has cost Mayawati and BSP. UP and Punjab election results were expected.

Kanshi Ram gave Dalit politics ‘new Bahujan genes’. Today, Mayawati is wedged in nepotism

Known as ‘Bahujan Nayak’, Kanshi Ram was never applauded by mainstream media, which failed to understand the mission of the Bahujan leader.

Badals, Channi, Gandhis, Akhilesh, Mayawati — Big guns of 2022 who ended up as the big losers

Barring one member, the entire Badal family lost the 2022 election in Punjab. Congress' strong candidates suffered a rout in UP. And Uttarakhand CM lost though BJP won the state.

Haider Ali Khan, NDA’s only Muslim candidate in UP, facing defeat to Azam Khan’s son in Suar

Haider Ali Khan, contesting for Apna Dal (Sonelal), is the son of Congress’s Kazim Ali Khan, titular nawab of Rampur, who is also trailing well behind Azam Khan in the Rampur seat.

Om Prakash Rajbhar leads in UP’s Zahoorabad, fighting off challenge from BJP’s Kalicharan

SBSP chief and SP ally Om Prakash Rajbhar has a lead over his rivals with 34,667 votes, and a voteshare of over 44 per cent. Kalicharan Rajbhar has got 22,838 votes.

Mayawati’s BSP gets routed across UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand, faces existential crisis

The party’s performance in UP, where it has a strong foothold in western and eastern parts, is a long way off from its performance in the 2017 assembly elections.

‘Pride of Kunda’ or ‘gunda’? Why 6-term MLA Raja Bhaiya is still a political force in UP

Raja Bhaiya, currently locked in war of words with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, is fighting UP assembly polls from Kunda for seventh time. He has served as minister in both BJP & SP govts.

Beyond minor tweaks, BJP, SP, BSP are still following old caste, religion formulas in UP

The seat allocation in UP tells us India is still a country of communities, and society formation is largely an unfinished task.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.