Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: OBC

Modi govt’s pitch for 2022 UP election — booklet on how BJP worked for OBC welfare

Booklet highlighting Constitutional Amendment Bill will be shared among BJP ministers, MPs, party leaders, move comes ahead of UP assembly polls in which OBC vote will likely be a game-changer.

BJP’s OBC line has silenced RSS Brahmins. But Shudras key to anti-Muslim battles

The RSS knows that Shudra agrarian communities across India are re-assessing their status in all spheres of life — spiritual, social, educational and economic.

Over 20,000 OBC, SC families lost their sole earning member to Covid, Andhra tops list

The data is part of surveys conducted by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation. 

Consensus on a cut-off date for reservation will be real tribute to Ambedkar, Constitution

RSS' support to reservation comes from the awareness that for the political class, creation of ‘backward classes’ has become a handy tool to forge vote banks and win elections.

Parliament passes bill to restore states’ rights to make their own OBC lists

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by the Rajya Sabha as 187 members voted in its favour. No member voted against the bill.

What the OBC bill is, and why opposition parties are rallying behind Modi govt to pass it

The OBC bill seeks to restore the power of states and UTs to identify and notify their own lists of OBCs. The bill is set to come up for passage in Lok Sabha Tuesday.

States can have their own backward class lists, 102nd Amendment only for Centre, govt says

Referring to Modi govt's review plea against SC judgment on 102nd Amendment, social justice ministry secretary says they will stand by the fact that states can have own SEBC lists.

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.

Real reason no govt wants OBC count in Census – it will reveal inconvenient truths

The 2021 Census will not have data on OBCs, even though the Modi government had earlier promised it. It’s a conspiracy of ignorance.

Backward classes panel bats for OBC census, says data will ensure welfare measures reach all

Centre had rejected demand for separate OBC column in 2021 Census. NCBC now makes a fresh pitch as a central panel is to submit report on sub-categorisation of OBCs in July.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.