The state with the dubious distinction of the worst sex ratio in the country is now facing a crisis finding matches for its `gabru jawans’ (boys of marriageable age), who have no choice but to look for brides outside the state.
Even as the Mahapanchayat issue rages in Western Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, it also signals the changing political equations within the dominant Jat community.
The bench said it cannot come in the way of the government taking a decision a day before the MCC came into force.
The apex court asked the Centre to bring all relevant records to show there was proper consideration of NCBC report to reject its recommendation against inclusion of Jats as OBC.
Was Singh thrown out so that Narendra Modi’s party could be rechristened Bharatiya Jat Party in Rajasthan?
While Sinha has been more combative, assertive and forthcoming, Singh has been more gentlemanly, suave and nuanced. Yet it is Sinha who finds himself expelled for a second time from the party.
The multiple protests and embarrassing rollbacks in the BJP, in the case of Muthalik and Sabir Ali for example, are also about Modi's leadership, not just about his acceptability as a leader but about the results he produces.
The expulsion came on Staurday, the final date for withdrawing nominations.
Today is the last date for withdrawal of nomination in the constituency which will go to to polls on 17 April.
Apart from the feud between his wife and Raje, Jaswant is also playing his caste card, turning the denial of a ticket to him into a humiliation of the community. The Rajputs are already upset -- Vasundhara has given tickets to seven Jats.
The UPA government’s recent decision to include Jats of nine states in the Central OBC list is arguably the most frightening joke of this millennium.
Jat leaders today welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs.
The decision would pave the way for the community members to avail the benefits of reservation.
The state administration says it is attempting to get the people to return to their villages. Officials have claimed that the process of distributing compensation is now over and the displaced must return.
Its no secret that after the Muzaffarnagar riots, the Jats of the region have developed a hostility towards the Samajwadi Party and have also developed an antipathy for the Congress.
2014 being an election year, the impact of the riots of Muzaffarnagar is being calculated in the terms of political arithmetic. That means many are fishing in troubled waters and all sides are hardening in their positions.
The Rajasthan experience shows that if Jats elsewhere get included among OBCs,dominant castes currently enjoying reservation may become restless, creating social and political churn.
It appears that the Modi message of governance and development is limited to urban India. Rural UP is getting hardline Hindutva served up again.
Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the Jat community should get reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.