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Patels' OBC status demand: How the movement upsets Modi and BJP's Hindutva equation

Aug 28, 2015

Patels' OBC status demand: How the movement upsets Modi and BJP's Hindutva equation

The contradiction between Hindutva and ideas of social justice is embodied in Modis personality. He is the Hindu Hriday Samrat. He has also become an OBC leader, largely because he harped on it to harvest votes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It is because of these two attributes of his that the BJP succeeded in mustering a majority in the Lok Sabha on its own. #Gujarat #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Hindutva #OBC #Patel #reservation politics #Patels #Hardik Patel #Quota system in India #Hindu ideology
Maharashtra should decide on quotas before Gujarat-like situation emerges, says NCP

Aug 28, 2015

Maharashtra should decide on quotas before Gujarat-like situation emerges, says NCP

NCP said the Maharashtra government should take a decision regarding reservations soon, saying that it should act before the situation "slips out of control" like in Gujarat. #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Reservations #NCP #Patel OBC status #Gujarat agitation
Patel quota row: Death toll climbs to 10 as uneasy calm prevails in Gujarat

Aug 28, 2015

Patel quota row: Death toll climbs to 10 as uneasy calm prevails in Gujarat

An uneasy calm prevailed in Gujarat on Thursday after two days of violence during the OBC quota stir of Patel community even as death toll rose to 10. #India #Gujarat #NewsTracker #agitation #quota #Anandiben Patel #PM Narendra Modi #Hardik Patel #OBC status #Patel reservation row
A great leap backwards: Patel agitation is making reservations a zero-sum game

Aug 28, 2015

A great leap backwards: Patel agitation is making reservations a zero-sum game

There is a need to now make a larger point about extending mindless reservations. It should be obvious to any politician with some good sense that what is unarticulated may actually represent a majority opinion in society rather than the vocal demands of a powerful section. #Gandhi #Gujarat #BJP #InMyOpinion #OBC #Patels #Hardik Patel #Patidar Patels
Rahul trains gun at Modi, says Gujarat violence repercussion of PM's 'politics of anger'

Aug 27, 2015

Rahul trains gun at Modi, says Gujarat violence repercussion of PM's 'politics of anger'

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the violence in Gujarat during quota agitation by Patels, saying it was a repercussion of the "politics of anger" pursued by Modi. #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #TheySaidIt #Gujarat violence #PM Modi #OBC Quota #Patil community
Patidars for OBC quota: Is Hardik Patel actually spearheading an anti-reservation movement?

Aug 27, 2015

Patidars for OBC quota: Is Hardik Patel actually spearheading an anti-reservation movement?

Hardik Patel in his address to the rally says that Nitish Kumar in Bihar is one of us as is Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh. He is appealing to a larger brotherhood of Patidars which he claims is really 27 crore. #HowThisWorks #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #OBC #Reservations #Patel #Hardik Patel
Violence mars Gujarat after protests over OBC status for Patel community

Aug 27, 2015

Violence mars Gujarat after protests over OBC status for Patel community

Violence marred Gujarat a day after a Patidar community rally for reservation. Hardik Patel said that although the agitation was peaceful, police beat them like terrorists. #Narendra Modi #Ahmedabad #ImagesOfTheDay #Hardik Patel #Patel OBC status #Gujarat protest #Ahmedabad violence