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Reservation and lower-caste politics have gained the pragmatic attention of Nagpur ideologues.
BSP's diminishing political power doesn't mean all is lost for the Bahujan movement. Kanshi Ram Jayanti is a reminder the anti-caste revolution is alive among the masses.
Detractors may argue about the wisdom of expensive subaltern ornamentalism, but for the intended audience of statues and monuments erected by BSP supremo Mayawati, they are historic justice.
BSP has never been a party of mass protests. So why should Mayawati support Ravidas agitations?
With her leadership style, Mayawati has alienated party members as well as her own support base.
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.
Fights between politicians and civil servants aren’t new. Physical violence in a CM’s residence is a new low.
In this week’s National Interest, I had said Jignesh Mevani could draw from Kanshi Ram’s playbook. Since there is much curiosity, the story of my first exposure to him and his political style