Reservation politics in India: From Gujjars, Jats, Patidars to Marathas, communities line up for their piece of caste-based quota pie
Marathas are the latest addition to a list of communities in India who have demanded reservation (or quota) in jobs and education, but many have debated that offering quota to communities without going over its merits dilutes the purpose of having a quota system for backward castes.
Narendra Modi makes Patidars pledge to end female foeticide; dismal sex ratio figures point to Gujarat's 'missing brides'
Despite being an industrially developed state, Gujarat’s sex ratio was 890 girls per 1,000 boys in the 0-6 age group (sex ratio: 919/1000), according to the 2011 Census. This sex ratio is lower, compared with the national average of 933. The state’s bias against the girl child was first exposed in the 2001 Census figures, which showed the child sex ratio to be 883 girls per 1,000 boys.
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.
In Madhya Pradesh, Congress may sink for ignoring Patidars over ticket distribution as community shifts loyalty to BJP
After the final list of candidates was declared for the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha election 2018, Patidars swore allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not 'backward'
As far as the Maratha community is concerned, the findings of many commissions are that Marathas are forward classes, with many Marathas in top political ranks and heading businesses.
Hardik Patel ends hunger strike after 19 days, says fight for Patidar quota and farm loan waiver will continue
Hardik Patel broke the fast by having lemonade from the hands of Patidar community leaders Naresh Patel and CK Patel.
BRTS buses set ablaze, bus stands vandalised in Surat after arrest of Hardik Patel's aide, Alpesh Kathiriya, in old sedition case
Tension gripped Gujarat's Surat city as mobs set ablaze a BRTS bus and vandalised a bus stand on Sunday night, apparently in protest against the arrest of Patidar quota agitation leader Alpesh Kathiriya, a close aide of Hardik Patel, by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch in an old sedition case.
Mandsaur agitation: Poppy husk smuggling, lack of technical knowledge plague opium farmers in Madhya Pradesh
A farmers' union in the district has written to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, highlighting their grievances of opium farmers in Mandsaur.
Dalit protests shake BJP's fort as rise in casteism challenges party's politics of Hindutva-laced nationalism
If Dalits continue to clash with upper-caste Hindus, it would destroy its dream of a 'virat' Hindu 'parivar' that votes just for the BJP.
NDA Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar said AICC president Rahul Gandhi's charm would not spell magic in next year's Karnataka Assembly polls and Congress would taste defeat as it did it in Gujarat polls for playing caste politics.
Gujarat election result confirms that BJP has a tough fight on its hands to trounce Congress in Karnataka
Long before the Gujarat Assembly election, there was one thing that was clear about the Karnataka Assembly polls: It will be a tough fight for the BJP
Gujarat Election Results: Congress takes sheen off BJP win, but outcome sends warning signs to both parties
When Congress president Rahul Gandhi boasted that the Gujarat elections would throw up a zabardast result, he didn’t, of course, have in mind the outcome delivered on Monday
Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Narendra Modi tells BJP workers to cheer up, says victory matters not numbers
BJP won with increased vote percentage than that of 2012 but with a reduced margin vis-à-vis Congress and the final result tally said 99 for BJP and 80 for Congress and its allies in the 182-member state Assembly.
Gujarat Assembly Election Results: BJP for a Gujarati is what CPM was for a Bengali; majoritarianism has trumped governance
BJP has been in power in Gujarat since 1995 & shows no signs of anti-incumbency. What we are witnessing is comparable only to long CPM rule in West Bengal.
Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Ahead of counting, a look back at issues which dominated high-stakes battle
The Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 is considered to be a prestige battle for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a litmus test for new Congress president Rahul Gandhi
Gujarat Assembly election 2017: The (d)evolution of BJP-Congress poll rhetoric since Uttar Pradesh polls
Fever pitch campaigning ahead of Gujarat polls by both the parties brings back memories of Uttar Pradesh elections which was the last major litmus test for the BJP.
Trust in Narendra Modi sways Gujarat voters towards BJP, makes Congress' campaign mere sound and fury
After nearly two decades, Gujarat is feeling the absence of a leader who is arguably the most powerful leader the state has ever produced after Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.
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 election opinion poll: CVoter predicts BJP win, but note ban and GST will cost party its 150-seat target
The high-octane campaigning for the first phase of Gujarat Assembly election ended on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe workers from New Delhi due to the sudden advent of Cyclone Ockhi in the state.
Dhoraji is the only Assembly constituency on which Congress has fielded a leader from Hardik Patel-led PAAS.