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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.
The Narendra Modi-led BJP govt reinvented the directive principles as an important source for its brand of majoritarianism.
The Narendra Modi government has presided over the weakening of several important institutions, including the council of ministers and RBI.
RSS-BJP’s relationship with the Indian Constitution has changed over the years.
The DMK, in its plea, said the reservation does not apply to those communities which were ostracised for centuries in matters of education and employment.
The new constitutional amendment suffers from three major legal flaws.
Historical exclusion from services and social backwardness led to the introduction of reservations under our constitutional scheme.
Balkrishna Sharma campaigned vigorously for Hindi to be declared a national language of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1960.
The contemporary Hindutva politics is also critical of the idea of ‘communal majority’.
Constitution-framers wanted these three wings to function independently, with clearly defined separation of powers.