Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Yadavs

Facing Jat-Muslim unity in UP, BJP poll strategy targets farmers & caste equations

Farmers protest is providing common ground for Jats and Muslims, leading to a fragile but significant unity that could undermine BJP's efforts to return to power in Uttar Pradesh.

Too late for Samajwadi Party to win back non-Yadav OBC voters with caste census

Akhilesh Yadav denting BJP’s vote bank by promising caste census may not reap electoral benefits. The BJP has given OBCs their due recognition.

Nitish Kumar’s Muslim problem — he wants their vote but wants BJP too

With Bihar elections a year away and Lalu’s RJD at its lowest point, the JD(U) wants Muslims in its corner. But its alliance with BJP is standing in the way.

In Uttar Pradesh, Dalits and Yadavs pretend they never hated each other

The Yogi Adityanath government’s alienation of Jatavs and Yadavs have made them forget their past animosity.

Drinking is the ancestral business of Yadavs and Rajputs: UP minister Rajbhar

OBC leader makes controversial statement, saying the two dominant communities consume the most amount of alcohol, not his own Rajbhar community as alleged.

SP looks beyond Muslims & Yadavs, opens door to all castes to consolidate base

Party chief Akhilesh Yadav likely to constitute a new team, select leaders from non-Yadav OBCs and Dalits.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.