Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicCaste politics

Topic: Caste politics

Are upper castes ‘savarna’ or ‘general category’? BJP picks a side amid agitation in Himachal

Himachal govt is under fire from upper caste groups for using the term ‘general category’ to refer to a panel for them. But ruling can’t afford to alienate Dalit voters either.

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

BSP’s going solo in UP, but ticket distribution tells a different story

BSP could be hoping that it would repeat its electoral performance of 2007 when Brahmins had played a big role in bringing Mayawati to power.

Caste politics in Goa was always subtle. That’s until AAP played the ‘Bhandari’ card

This election, AAP has stirred the caste cauldron in Goa by declaring Amit Palekar, a Bhandari, its CM face. But Palekar says he doesn’t talk about his caste while campaigning.

Polls round the corner, Modi govt set to grant 12th extension to Justice Rohini panel on OBCs

4-member commission headed by retired Justice G. Rohini was set up in 2017 to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs. It was supposed to submit its report by March 2018.

UP Brahmins ‘have grievances’, so BJP forms 4-member panel to woo them ahead of 2022 UP polls

The decision to constitute the committee was taken at a meeting of the party's Brahmin state leaders with the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh poll in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday.

Emphasis on surnames keep the silent apartheid of caste in India alive

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Four factors Yogi Adityanath had in mind before picking his seven new cabinet ministers

For Yogi Adityanath, each new cabinet minister serves a purpose — Jitin Prasada to Chhatrapal Gangwar.

Upper caste networks of political parties are resisting caste census. But not for long

Telangana's project shows that caste census can benefit Dalits and OBCs. But parties like BJP and Congress are too busy with their Dwija networks.

Nitish, Tejashwi put aside differences to meet on caste census, give BJP the jitters

While the JD(U) and the RJD have long demanded a caste census, the BJP has tried to tap the Hindu vote-bank rather than go for caste-based politics.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

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.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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