Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Mayawati

The BJP is paying the price for alienating Dalits, UP bypoll results show

Mayawati’s unexpected decision to support the SP in the bypolls was an act of desperation — not just her own, but also that of Dalit voters.

Despite BSP-SP experiment in Phulpur, there are many reasons BJP may still win

Voters in Phulpur have started using the word gatbandhan as if it were the name of a party by itself.

BSP’s support to SP may open up a world of possibilities in Indian politics

Mayawati’s party has decided to support candidates from hated rival SP in two Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, to defeat the BJP.

To counter Modinomics, Jignesh Mevani now wants young India to fight joblessness

Dalit leader plans a national platform for youth to raise their voice. He also wants his constituency Vadgam to become a new ‘model’ for development.

Does Jignesh Mevani have it in him to become Kanshi Ram 2.0?

Kanshi Ram was a Dalit Kautilya from Punjab who built the heartland’s Mayawati as his Chandragupta. It’s a good playbook for Jignesh Mevani, if he has the skill and ambition.

Mayawati throws seat-sharing rider ahead of opposition rally in Patna

BSP chief’s latest remark is likely to dent Lalu’s efforts to forge a grand alliance against BJP

Exclusive: Lalu says Akhilesh and Mayawati will turn up for upcoming Patna rally

Lalu Yadav does not believe Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP is a blow to his efforts to forge opposition unity. Kumar Anshuman

Talk Point: Is the space for Dalit identity politics and Dalit-first parties shrinking?

The UP election results earlier this year signaled a growing support among the Dalits for the BJP. This was followed by NDA fielding Ram Nath Kovind as its presidential candidate, forcing the opposition to field another Dalit, Meira Kumar, as his rival. Then last week, Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha, protesting against what she said was the attitude of the ruling party to suppress her voice raising Dalit issues. As parties from across the spectrum aggressively target and woo the Dalit community, what is the future of exclusive appeals by smaller parties? We ask experts.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, but her record as MP wasn’t stellar

Mayawati's Rajya Sabha report card

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.