Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicJignesh Mevani

Topic: Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani’s politics may be too radical for Gujarat’s moderate Dalits

Mevani had ruled out participating in active politics for a long time saying it would cloud his credibility as an activist, and force him into unwelcome compromises.

The rise of the angry young men who can demolish Modi this election season

Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakor might appear to offer hope, but the real reform is structural.

After Hardik Patel, Congress may give in to Dalit activist Mevani’s wishlist

Congress manifesto for Gujarat polls to include schemes for upliftment of women, job creation models, plans to offset GST effects, among others.

Congress in a fix as Gujarat ‘allies’ put pressure to include their candidates

Hardik Patel’s supporters vandalised Congress offices in Gujarat as its first list ‘ignored’ his candidates; NCP & Dalit leaders too want a fair deal.

Talk Point: The engagement of young voters in Gujarat elections is unprecedented

The young voters not only seem to be enormously interested in these elections, they are also likely to vote for the Congress in much bigger numbers than they had ever in the past.

Hardik and I will campaign together to topple BJP in Gujarat: Jignesh Mevani

Dalit leader says he’s not joining the Congress or contesting elections, but is willing to come together with others to defeat Gujarat’s BJP government.

Defeating BJP in Gujarat is one of my top priorities: Hardik Patel

The face of the Patidar campaign hints at electoral understandings with like-minded organisations ahead of assembly polls in state.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
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 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.
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