The lunch for the 33 families was Yeddyurappa’s way of showing gratitude for hosting him during a statewide tour in May. “When I visited your homes earlier this year, I was able to see your lives from close quarters. You were gracious hosts despite living in poverty,’’ the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2018 state elections told his guests.
My own political position is driven by the idea of peace, dialogue and reconciliation. For many back in Kashmir, this makes me something of a “RSS chamcha”: I am somebody who doesn’t understand the Kashmir problem and has never suffered. For some, I am a “collaborator” in the making.
The BJP’s 2014 poll campaign, built on the vikas theorem and subtly underlaid by Hindutva, sold well. After that, things began changing, fast. The saffron fabric was fully and openly in fashion, with all kinds of Hindutva groups flaunting their newly acquired power in streets and parks.
In an incident, a group of Dalits from Gujarat, on their way to the state capital with a plan to gift a 125-kg soap to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as a mark of protest, were stopped and sent back from the Jhansi railway station.
One year after the Una flogging incident which became a defining moment in Dalit self-awareness, Gujarat’s Dalits are eyeball-to-eyeball with a state which prefers symbolism to taking hard decisions on their uplift.
MoS Jadeja said, “A special court means it was an announcement regarding having an exclusive court in the district. Gir Somnath district now has an exclusive court (hearing the case).”
The protesters have alleged that the FIR names as accused all those who briefly met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Karnal on April 24 to convey their demand for a “fair investigation” in the murder case.
The social media uproar over the weekend prompted the band to change its name, and The Piano Man Jazz Club to cancel the scheduled event and issue an apology.
The soap will be displayed at a public function in Ahmedabad on June 9 before it is packed and sent to Adityanath in Lucknow.
Cites acute shortage of doctors and non-availability of applicants from SCs.
On Monday, the district administration had claimed that the outfit had assured it would not hold the ‘mahapanchayat’ on Wednesday, adding that they had still made security arrangements.
Jadav joined a rally — organised by the Rajkot unit of Bhim Army — to the office of District Collector Vikrant Pandey.
Violence in the region is a test of the Adityanath government’s willingness and ability to negotiate communal faultlines
The CPI-M has demanded firm action against all those involved in the atrocities against Dalits.
To create a larger Hindu vote bank, the Sangh has in recent years repeatedly tried to galvanize Dalits and other oppressed castes into a larger Hindu vote bank, pitting them against Muslims.