Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicMandal

Topic: Mandal

The 2nd Mandal plus Market ‘revolution’ is coming. And centre-Left has an edge over Hindu Right

BJP's ambivalence on caste census outlines the fact that Mandal, or social justice, is re-emerging as the pre-eminent ideological fault line that will determine the future of India’s polity.

BJP has married Mandal with Kamandal in Bengal, posing a dilemma for scholars

In caste politics, both the unit of mobilisation and opposition are caste categories, like Jatavs versus Yadavs. In Bengal, the target is a religious category – Muslims.

With OBC outreach, Rahul targets constituency his party failed to decipher post-Mandal

The move is part of Congress strategy to take a bite of 41% OBC pie; party to form cell in states and hold more such conventions.

Still Mandal, still mandir

Mandir and Mandal are the last big ideas to alter our national power equations. Since then, nobody has been able to catch India’s imagination.

On Camera

YourTurn

Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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