Call to PM Modi to act against CVC over Dalit ‘insult’

Credits:telegraphindia.comActivist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show sincerity in protecting the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by taking disciplinary action against central vigilance commissioner K.V.... Read more »

Madras HC says legal support to poor lacking

April 4 (IANS) Acquitting three Dalit men in a girl child rape-cum-murder case, the Madras High Court has noted a lack of availability of good legal support for the poor. “This is a... Read more »

Its Akhilesh vs Bhojpuri star ‘Nirahua’ in Azamgarh

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The stage is set for a direct contest between former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Bhojpuri star Dinesh Lal Yadav popularly known as “Nirahua” in Azamgarh,... Read more »

Poonam Sinha to contest against Rajnath in Lucknow

By Amita Verma Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Punam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, will be contesting against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh from the Lucknow parliamentary constituency. According to reliable sources, Poonam... Read more »

In Varanasi, as Kashi Vishwanath corridor rises, a Dalit colony goes under the rubble

Credits:indianexpress.comA photograph of his locality is not something Rachit Kanojia wants to click. The Dalit basti between Manikarnika Ghat and Lalita Ghat, where this photographer’s family lived for over six generations and... Read more »

United on Issues, Divided by Parties: West UP’s Dalits, Muslims Can Split Votes, But BJP May Get None Ravi Das Chhatravas in Saharanpur city is abuzz with political debates. This hostel houses graduates and post-graduates from villages around Saharanpur who are preparing for civil services and other entrance exams... Read more »

Delhi’s Dalit areas will shun ‘Harijan’ tag

Credits:hindustantimes.comRishabh, 22, a resident of Harijan Basti, a Dalit-dominated slum cluster in West Delhi’s Vikaspuri area, prefers not to write his surname. “But, it does feel awkward when I have to write... Read more »

Mayawati hints she is contender for PM’s post

Visakhapatnam, April 3 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday hinted at being a contender for the Prime Minister’s post, saying the situation will become clear after the election results. “As... Read more »

Modi to address two rallies in Bengal on Wednesday

Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold two rallies in West Bengal on Wednesday to give a big push to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Lok Sabha election campaign in... Read more »

Mayawati tells SC “the statues of herself represent people’s will”

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the construction of life-size statues of herself represents the “will of the people”. The former Uttar... Read more »

Battleground UP: Fragmented opposition gives BJP an edge

By Amita Verma Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) A thoroughly fragmented opposition in Uttar Pradesh seems to be giving a definite advantage to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. The multi-cornered contest... Read more »

Congress sniffs a change at Kerala’s Alathur

By Sanu George Alathur (Kerala) April 1 (IANS) For the Congress party in Kerala, the erstwhile Ottapalam reserved Lok Sabha constituency evokes passion and emotion as it was from here that diplomat-turned-politician K.R.... Read more »

Dalit-Muslim union creates a flutter in Maharashtra

By Quaid Najmi April 1, Prakash Ambedkar is the grandson of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution, and the VBA is the political baby of his Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) and... Read more »

Rahul “Modi’s goal is to destroy Constitution”

Vijayawada, March 31 (IANS) Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ultimate goal is to destroy the Constitution of India, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asserted that his party would never allow this.... Read more »

Mayawati accuses BJP of playing anti-Dalit politics

Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) A day after the Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar Azad held a road show in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency of Varanasi, BSP Chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the... Read more »

BJP conspired to field Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar from Varanasi to divide Dalit votes: Mayawati

Credits: Accusing the BJP of indulging in “despicable politics”, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati, Sunday alleged that the ruling party had conspired to field Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad from Varanasi... Read more »

A Dalit activist in Gandhi’s land

Credits: tribuneindia.comGujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani is unapologetically anti-Narendra Modi. Busy campaigning for co-traveller Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar’s Begusarai Lok Sabha segment, Mevani goes around telling people that the battle in which the... Read more »

Samajwadi Party names two candidates for LS polls

Lucknow, March 30 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday announced candidates for the Gorakhpur and Kanpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. The party has fielded Rambhuyan Nishad from Gorakhpur and Ram... Read more »

BSP-SP alliance names 19 LS candidates in Maharashtra

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party, which are contesting in alliance in Maharastra like home state Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday announced their first list of 19 candidates. Out... Read more »

Watch | Are Dalit and Muslim Voters Being Removed From the EC’s Lists?

Credits|The WireIn addition to several reports about EVMs malfunctioning, new reports suggest that names of Dalit and Muslim voters are missing from voting lists. About 12 crore people – 3 crore Muslims and... Read more »