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Feb 05, 2018
Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identityChristophe Jaffrelot talks about what's exceptional about current resurgence of Dalit assertiveness, and why right-wing politics will always have limited appeal for backward castes
Jun 28, 2017
Rahul Gandhi, the cult of an irregular politician, must culture a habit of serious work to save CongressRahul Gandhi's unique style of so-called leadership is characterised by what could easily be diagnosed as attention deficit sporadic activity disorder.
Jan 24, 2017
UP Election 2017: BJP faces a battle royale as opponents gang up against saffron partyOf late the regional satraps have effectively marginalised the national parties like BJP but this political jinx was broken by the Modi phenomenon in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Jan 20, 2017
UP Election 2017: Caste dynamics too fickle to rely upon, development will drive polls in post Mandir-Mandal eraWhile the cast of the leaders has remained more or less same, the dynamics on the ground have been fluid, impacting results in different ways in different elections.
Jul 25, 2016
Dayashankar's slur against Mayawati might harm BJP, but won't help BSP chiefGoing hyper on Dayashankar’s comments does not serve Mayawati’s interests, as that may annoy the upper castes, whom she is trying to woo, rather desperately.
Jul 24, 2016
Trailblazer Mayawati has been the biggest threat to establishment politics, mediaMayawati is perhaps the most hated politician in the eyes of the mainstream media and political class. The aforementioned comments were only a drop in the ocean of insults hurled at the BSP leader throughout her career.
Jul 08, 2016
Smriti Irani has damaged BJP politically by alienating Dalit votersWhen one considers all this, the fact that Smriti Irani has been shifted from the crucial (especially for the ruling establishment) HRD portfolio should not surprise anyone. Such obvious electoral cost to the party in power is not easily condoned.
Apr 15, 2015
The Dalit vote in Bihar and UP: Why BJP has suddenly become fond of BR AmbedkarOne of the obvious reasons is its attempt to transform into a party of Dalits instead of what Mayawati and Kanshiram derisively called a patron of Tilak (Brahmins), Tarazu (Bania) and Talwar (Kshatriyas). The BJP knows that elections in Bihar and UP are around the corner and the nearly 22 percent Dalit vote here could be the decisive factor.
Sep 24, 2014
Will the BSP reap rewards from Maya's decision to not contest by-polls?The bypolls have given the BSP an opportunity to rally it forces. But to exploit this opportunity Mayawati has to reinvent a self, which mirrors the forgotten passion of the past and promises hope in the future.
Sep 01, 2014
'Reconverting' churches, Christians: BJP's 'Hindu Samaj' strategy in UPSeventy-two Valmikis reconverted to Hinduism in Aligarh, their church turned into a Shiva temple. But there is more to the RSS efforts for this 'ghar wapasi' than meets the eye.