Budget 2019 example of Modi's governance style, stresses push for neo-middle class striving to realise urban dream
The 2019 Interim Budget presented on Friday is a clear example of a Narendra Modi who plans for a decade, even when he is set to face an uncertainty three months down the line in the general elections.
Maratha quota row: Maharashtra govt facing substantive legal hurdles in SC, change of strategy crucial for success
On 3 December, the Maharashtra government filed a caveat application — to ensure they are heard in any matter concerning reservations for the Maratha community — in the Supreme Court.
Maratha quota row in Maharashtra: Why do politically powerful and relatively rich communities need reservations?
The Maharashtra government’s decision to grant reservations to the Maratha community is more in keeping with the political expediency of the time.
Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity
Christophe 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
When Modi arrived in Ghogha to launch Ro-Ro ferry, villagers expected him to address their concerns. But, it seems the village missed the vikas boat.
Lalu Prasad Yadav says Congress will form govt in Gujarat as people voted for the party in large numbers in first phase
Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday asserted that the Congress will form the government in Gujarat as people have voted heavily in its favour in the first phase of polls.
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Kin of Patidars who died during quota stir declare support for Congress
At a mega rally in Ahmedabad on 25 August, 2015, lakhs of people belonging to the Patidar community demanded reservation under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: In Patidar-dominated Amreli, farmer distress a key issue in poll campaign
The Patidar-dominated Amreli is gearing up for a fight between two strong Patel candidates in the Assembly segment, where farm issues are dominating the campaign discourse.
Gujarat polls: As Hardik's influence wanes and Patidar movement fades, Ahmedabad Patels realign with BJP
The Patels in Ahmedabad think that Hardik has got distrcted and made an agreement with the BJP. They think the effect of the Patidar agitation now is not profound enough to defeat the BJP.
Sharpening its attack on the Congress in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of seeking to divide society on the basis of caste and religion.
With the ruling BJP and the Congress locked in a high-decibel battle for the Gujarat polls, two members of a family are contesting for the rival parties while keeping aside their personal relations. Jaysukh Kakadiya is contesting as a Congress candidate from Dhari Assembly segment in Amreli district, while his brother-in-law Kamlesh Kanani is the BJP's nominee from the neighbouring Savarkundla seat in the same district.
The first sign that you are in a Patel citadel of south Gujarat appears when security personnel screening the crowd outside the venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally issue an unusual firman: "Go and change your shirt. You can't go inside unless you do that."
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: No reduction in support for Hardik despite 'sex tape' controversy, BJP's efforts to woo Patidars
A huge crowd gathered at Hardik Patel's rally to catch a glimpse of the Patidar leader.
With Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor having announced their support for Congress, Thakors and Patels in north Gujarat are likely to vote against BJP
Gujarat Assembly polls: Since HP election date announcement, Rupani govt and Centre have been churning out sops after sops
Several reports in the past ten days have claimed that in the meantime the BJP-led Centre and the Gujarat government have showered the state with slew of sops to "appease" many communities ahead of the announcement of the election dates were announced.
Gujarat Dalit youth claim rise in attacks by upper caste men for sporting moustaches, attending garba events
Two days after a 21-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of upper caste men for attending a garba event in Gujarat's Anand district, a 17-year-old Dalit boy of Gandhinagar's Limbodara village was attacked for sporting a moustache.
BJP chief Amit Shah said organisers of the Patel quota stir in Gujarat were leaning towards "one political party", an apparent reference to the Congress
Union minister Ramdas Athawale Monday favoured giving reservation to economically-backward sections among other communities (OCs) without "touching" the existing quotas for SCs, STs and OBCs
Setting a target of 150 Assembly seats for the Gujarat unit of Bharatiya Janata Party, party president Amit Shah might have set the pitch for the forthcoming Assembly elections but how the BJP will achieve this target amidst conditions that are not too favourable for them remains to be seen.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Patel heartland Rajkot on Tuesday, there would be a lot more on his mind than the launch of Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojna.