Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: OBC

After Modi directive, BJP looks to include this Muslim community in its OBC Morcha

Apart from increasing their representation in govt & party, BJP also plans to reach out to Pasmanda Muslims through its MPs & MLAs, make them aware of Modi govt’s welfare schemes.

Dalit, OBC or Brahmin? BJP faces caste dilemma in choosing next Uttar Pradesh unit chief

Incumbent UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh, an influential OBC leader and a minister in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet, completed his term last Saturday.

OBC lead, Ambedkar & Shivaji books – Marathi film Jayanti is a milestone in anti-caste cinema

Shailesh Narwade’s Jayanti is perhaps the first time SC, ST, OBC and Muslim characters are overtly used in a single movie.

For long, Congress wavered on social justice. Now it’s waking up to BJP’s OBC politics

Many wanted Congress to focus on secularism, diversity and pluralism. But party has realised that the Shudra/OBC/Dalit/Adivasi aren't interested in these abstract ideas.

IIT-Madras clarifies Power Grid Corp’s EWS scholarship is for OBC & general category students

Govt-owned Power Grid Corporation of India was criticised on social media for sponsoring a scholarship for EWS students, but not for 'SC/ST/OBCs'.

Law & order big hitch in SP’s push for non-Yadav OBCs in west UP. They’d rather vote back BJP

When it comes to the BJP’s OBC vote-base, unemployment and inflation have aggrieved voters, but they are still willing to place their bets on the party.

Reservation is not at odds with merit — full text of SC order on OBC quota in NEET

The two-judge bench said that competitive examinations do not reflect social, economic & cultural advantages that accrue to certain classes & merit should be socially contextualized.

BJP rolls out fleet of OBC, Dalit leaders as star campaigners for 1st phase of UP polls

The first phase of voting for the state assembly elections on 10 February will mainly cover western UP, which has a large population of Dalit, OBC, and Muslim voters.

UP MLAs quit BJP for selfish motives, we’ll go door to door & showcase welfare: OBC Morcha head

While BJP central leadership draws up strategy to counter series of OBC MLAs’ resignations, OBC Morcha has been tasked with localised measures to tackle the issue.

Five reasons why ministers are leaving Yogi Adityanath govt right before UP elections

Dara Singh Chauhan, Swami Prasad Maurya & Dharam Singh Saini were key to BJP's non-Jadav vote bank. Adityanath and his policies damaged this relationship.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.