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With a Dalit yet to make it to the top of civil service, can Tina Dabi break the glass ceiling?

May 24, 2016

With a Dalit yet to make it to the top of civil service, can Tina Dabi break the glass ceiling?

While Dalis have held the top posts in legislature, judiciary and political-executive, Indian bureaucracy is yet to have a Dalit person as a top bureaucrat. #Civil service #CriticalPoint #Dalits #UPSC #TSR Subramanian #Tina Dabi
BJP slams Akhilesh for attacks on Dalits in Azamgarh

May 16, 2016

BJP slams Akhilesh for attacks on Dalits in Azamgarh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of unleashing lumpen elements to target the Dalits. #Uttar Pradesh #BJP #Democracy #Dalits #BJP leader #Akhilesh Yadav #Saturday
Expulsion not enough, we must examine how a Vijay Mallya makes it to Rajya Sabha

May 04, 2016

Expulsion not enough, we must examine how a Vijay Mallya makes it to Rajya Sabha

Merely expelling Mallya is insufficient atonement of the polity, the question needs to be asked – how do people like Mallya get into the august Rajya Sabha? #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #PoliticsDecoder #Vijay Mallya #BSP #parliament #NRI #Kingfisher #Dalits #Kanshi Ram #MP #Member of Parliament #Upper house #expulsion #King of Good times #bank loan defaulter
Govt favours quota in promotions, but we need to create the right atmosphere: Gehlot

May 02, 2016

Govt favours quota in promotions, but we need to create the right atmosphere: Gehlot

Expressing its commitment for reservation for SC, ST and OBC in promotion, on Monday the government sought the cooperation of the Congress in creating the right atmosphere before a law could be enacted to give the proposal the statutory backing. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Mallikarjun Kharge #OBC #parliament #Dalits #NDA #ST #Thawar Chand Gehlot
Rajasthan govt recommends CBI probe into death of dalit girl after Congress intervention

Apr 20, 2016

Rajasthan govt recommends CBI probe into death of dalit girl after Congress intervention

A senior official said that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje gave the direction in this regard to the home department on Tuesday following which remarks of the Director General of Police (DGP) were sought on Wednesday. #Rajasthan #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Barmer #Dalits #Jaipur #Vasundhara Raje #Bikaner #Rohith Vemula #Hyderabad University #Vijendra Singh
A bewildering twist: Why did Mayawati refuse to embrace Buddhism?

Apr 18, 2016

A bewildering twist: Why did Mayawati refuse to embrace Buddhism?

If Mayawati embraces Buddhism, she loses non-Dalit Hindu votes — particularly those belonging to Brahmins. And if she doesn’t, she would sadly find herself drifting away from the larger than life Dalit icon – BR Ambedkar. #Mayawati #ConnectTheDots #Bahujan Samaj Party #Dalits #BR Ambedkar #Buddhism #caste politics #Rohith Vemula
Modi is fulfilling Ambedkar's dream of a prosperous India: Smriti Irani

Apr 14, 2016

Modi is fulfilling Ambedkar's dream of a prosperous India: Smriti Irani

The prime minister was working to fulfil Ambedkar's dreams of making India a prosperous country and removing inequality by uplifting the Dalits and the down trodden, she said. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #TheySaidIt #Smriti Irani #Dalits #Ambedkar #Jayapur
BJP's Ambedkar's pitch: Party president Shah claims only they imbibed his vision

Apr 14, 2016

BJP's Ambedkar's pitch: Party president Shah claims only they imbibed his vision

Charging political adversaries with only using the name of Ambedkar to serve their political interests and doing nothing to promote his vision, Shah especially targeted Congress, saying it did nothing to develop places associated with the great leader's life and times despite being in power at the Centre for nearly 50 years. #Congress #BJP #TheySaidIt #Madhya Pradesh #Modi #Dalits #Ambedkar #PMGSY #Amit Shah
Chalk and cheese: The hypocrisy of the BJP-Congress tussle to claim Ambedkar

Apr 14, 2016

Chalk and cheese: The hypocrisy of the BJP-Congress tussle to claim Ambedkar

The maddening competition between the BJP and the Congress to appropriate Dr BR Ambedkar for bolstering their fortunes will go down in Indian history as arguably the most delicious paradox of all #Mayawati #Congress #BJP #CriticalPoint #Indira Gandhi #Dalits #Jawaharlal Nehru #Kanshi Ram #Ambedkar jayanti #Dr BR Ambedkar #125th Birth Anniversary of Ambedkar #Poona Pact