CASTE POLITICS

  • Haryana elections: Adampur lacks basic amenities as caste politics dominate October 13, 2014

    Adampur: While political parties busy focusing on caste arithmetic during the election season, Adampur are still lagging behind in terms of development. Even basic amenities are a distant dream for the people of Adampur. A large part of Adampur constituency is still deprived of basic amenities such as clean drinking...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? October 11, 2014

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept the...
  • Caste politics must end, says Congress leader Rashid Alvi July 11, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned castebased rallies in the state and issued a notice to all political parties on the same. The court said castebased rallies divide the society and therefore no such rallies should be organised in Uttar Pradesh by parties. ...
  • Karnataka: Gowda to don Mayawati's cap? August 27, 2012

    Tumkur: UP Chief Minister Mayawati had sent her aide Sathishchandra Mishra as her representative on March 12, 2009 when the JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda put up the United National Progressive Alliance (Third Front) samavesha at Dabbaspet. The samavesha was ahead of LS polls forging an alliance of 10...
  • BJP supporting castebased politics: Moily July 9, 2012

    Bangalore: BJP's decision to replace DV Sadananda Gowda as Chief Minister has sent out a "strong message" that the party's central leadership is backing "corruption and castebased politics" in Karnataka, Union Minister and senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Sunday said. "The decision to change Gowda has sent...
  • 'Modi's remark on caste politics aimed at RJD rule' June 12, 2012

    Patna: Seeking to play down Narendra Modi's remark that caste leaders had pushed Bihar into economic backwardness, the BJP on Tuesday said the Gujarat chief minister had referred to previous governments including the RJD regime and not to the current NDA dispensation. "Modi did not make the remarks about the NDA...
  • JD(U), RJD slam Modi over caste politics remarks June 11, 2012

    Patna: The ruling JD(U) and opposition RJD on Sunday reacted sharply to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's reported remarks blaming "festering caste politics" in Bihar as the main reason of its backwardness. Modi, during a public meeting in Rajkot, had reportedly said "that Bihar, at one...
  • Karnataka caste politics set to get Sonia boost April 23, 2012

    Bangalore: The Congress is going all out to woo a powerful caste group in Karnataka that is generally perceived to be a strong supporter of the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even as the latter dithers in setting its house in order. State Congress leaders are set for a major...
  • Beware of caste politics, Rahul warns UP voters November 2, 2011

    Mirzapur/Bhadohi: As Uttar Pradesh gears up for next year's Assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday warned people against those indulging in caste politics and told them it was time a Congress government of the common man was voted to power in the state. "While the earlier Samajwadi Party government indulged in...
  • UPA recommends quota for upper caste poor July 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls later this year, the Congressled UPA has played an upper cast card. The report of the National Commission for Economically Backward Classes has been submitted to the central government. The Commission has recommended that economically weaker classes among the upper cast may be...
  • Dalits can't enter MP CM's village temple May 7, 2010

    Bhopal: Believe it or not, Dalits are not allowed to enter into temples in the native village of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. Untouchability is still a way of life despite the tall claims of the chief minister about working towards social justice and harmony in the state....
  • FTN: caste still a social reality in India May 6, 2010

    Should the forthcoming Census 2011 not just count people but also count how many OBCs there are in India? There was an unparliamentary outburst on the issue of caste based census in Parliament on Wednesday with bitter and noisy arguments between Lalu Prasad and the BJP. A united Opposition said...