Saturday, 1 April, 2023
TopicCaste politics

Topic: Caste politics

Kharge over Tharoor—Congress returns to caste politics without the cynicism of Mandal

Rahul Gandhi is charting a path that diverges from the Congress’ erstwhile matriarchs. But it would be a lost opportunity if this remains at the level of symbolic tokenism.

Are upper castes ‘savarna’ or ‘general category’? BJP picks a side amid agitation in Himachal

Himachal govt is under fire from upper caste groups for using the term ‘general category’ to refer to a panel for them. But ruling can’t afford to alienate Dalit voters either.

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

BSP’s going solo in UP, but ticket distribution tells a different story

BSP could be hoping that it would repeat its electoral performance of 2007 when Brahmins had played a big role in bringing Mayawati to power.

Caste politics in Goa was always subtle. That’s until AAP played the ‘Bhandari’ card

This election, AAP has stirred the caste cauldron in Goa by declaring Amit Palekar, a Bhandari, its CM face. But Palekar says he doesn’t talk about his caste while campaigning.

Polls round the corner, Modi govt set to grant 12th extension to Justice Rohini panel on OBCs

4-member commission headed by retired Justice G. Rohini was set up in 2017 to examine sub-categorisation of OBCs. It was supposed to submit its report by March 2018.

UP Brahmins ‘have grievances’, so BJP forms 4-member panel to woo them ahead of 2022 UP polls

The decision to constitute the committee was taken at a meeting of the party's Brahmin state leaders with the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh poll in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday.

Emphasis on surnames keep the silent apartheid of caste in India alive

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Four factors Yogi Adityanath had in mind before picking his seven new cabinet ministers

For Yogi Adityanath, each new cabinet minister serves a purpose — Jitin Prasada to Chhatrapal Gangwar.

Upper caste networks of political parties are resisting caste census. But not for long

Telangana's project shows that caste census can benefit Dalits and OBCs. But parties like BJP and Congress are too busy with their Dwija networks.

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NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.