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Telangana polls: Fate of BRS, Congress, BJP to be unsealed as counting of votes takes place tomorrowCounting of votes in the Telangana Assembly elections will be conducted on Sunday. Exit polls suggest an advantage for the Congress over the ruling BRS government. The outcome will determine if voters..
Bhujbal seeks scrapping of Shinde panel, stay on Kunbi certificates to Marathas; Shiv Sena leader differsAmid the Maratha-OBC face-off over quotas, Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal has demanded a stay on Kunbi caste certificates issued to Marathas and disbanding of Justice Sandeep Shinde (retired)..
'If BJP comes in power, CM will be from Backward Class', says Himanta Biswa Sarma in poll-bound TelanganaAssam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma campaigned in Telangana, promising that if the BJP comes to power, the CM will be from the backward class. PM Modi also assured justice for the Madiga community and the..
To build the Telangana of our dreams, state needs the BJP: PM ModiPM Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Karimnagar, Telangana, expressing confidence in the BJP's victory in the upcoming assembly elections. He emphasized the party's commitment to the development of..
BJP to have chief minister from Backward Class community if voted to power: Amit Shah in TelanganaHome Minister Amit Shah targets BRS and Congress in Telangana, promises a Chief Minister from the Backward Class community if BJP wins. BJP will make free arrangements for visiting Ram Temple in..
At OBC rally, Bhujbal says stop giving Marathas Kunbi certsMaharashtra cabinet minister Chhagan Bhujbal called for a halt to the issuance of Kunbi certificates to Marathas, claiming an 'irrational' surge in the number of Marathas obtaining such certificates..
Congress did not implement Mandal commission report, says BSP chief Mayawati in TelanganaMayawati criticized Rahul Gandhi and Congress governments for not accepting the demand of OBCs for reservation. She also criticized the NDA government for not providing separate quota to SC, ST, and..
BJP: Kharge claim on ‘stealthy’ OBC tag for Modi caste baseless
BSP chief Mayawati slams Congress over OBC reservations, credits BSP, VP Singh for inplementationBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati launched her party's campaign for the Telangana assembly election and criticized the previous Congress government for taking credit for OBC reservations. She..
PM's caste 'stealthily' included in OBC category, says KhargeCongress president Mallikarjun Kharge has questioned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's caste, alleging a discrepancy in his OBC status. Kharge claimed that Modi included his Ghanchi-Teli community..
Caste census is 'X-ray' of country, Congress will conduct it: Rahul Gandhi at Rajasthan poll rallyRahul Gandhi said the Congress will conduct caste census in Rajasthan if it comes to power and also do so at the national level if the party forms the government at the Centre. Attacking the Prime..
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'Will do away with 4 per cent reservation for Muslims to give...': Amit Shah in TelanganaThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced that it will eliminate the four percent reservation for Muslims in Telangana and distribute it among Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other..
Quota issue may open new door for BhujbalLast week's OBC rally in Maharashtra has again raised the possibility of a new political front, as politicians on the dais egged on senior neta Chhagan Bhujbal to lead the way in changing the political..
Caste census can be completed in 3 months due to Aadhaar, says Akhilesh Yadav; mocks Rahul Gandhi's 'X-ray' commentSamajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav, claimed that a caste census could be completed in three months with the help of the Aadhaar card mechanism. He criticized the Congress for demanding a caste..
Countdown has started for exit of Congress govt in Chhattisgarh: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the Congress party for corruption and predicted its exit from the government in Chhattisgarh. He mocked the power-sharing agreement between Chief Minister..
Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023: Countdown for exit of Congress in state, says PM ModiPM Modi also said the Congress hates him so much that it abuses the entire OBC community in his name.
Opposed, suppressed Mandal Commission report: HM Amit Shah attacks Congress on OBC welfareSenior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah's attack on the Congress comes at a time when the party has promised to carry out a caste census in Madhya Pradesh if it gets elected to power.
'We do what we say,' says MP CM Chouhan ahead of BJP's election manifesto releaseChief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh has stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fulfills the promises it makes. He made the comment ahead of the release of the BJP's election..
Bihar assembly clears bills to increase quota limit from 50% to 65%The Bihar assembly has passed bills increasing quotas for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, and Extremely Backward Classes in government jobs and educational institutions from 50%..
Mayawati slams Congress for not implementing Mandal report; BJP for 'ignoring' SC, ST, OBC women in reservation bill
Madhya Pradesh assembly elections: Caste census an X-ray to ensure participation of OBCs, Dalits, tribals in government, says Rahul GandhiCaste census is an "X-ray" that is necessary to ensure the participation of Other Backward Classes, Dalits and tribals in the government as per their proportion in population, Congress leader Rahul..
PM Modi appeals for votes on caste basis, but does not want to do justice to OBCs: AIMIM chief OwaisiPrime Minister Narendra Modi is appealing for votes on caste identity, but does not want to do justice to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Wednesday. PM Modi on..
MP polls: Congress opposed caste census, Mandal Commission report, BJP taking same path, says AkhileshSamajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accused both the Congress and the BJP of only talking about caste census and reservations to woo the "PDA" segment, which includes backwards, Dalits, and Adivasis...
BJP misusing agencies to target OBC CMs: CongressCongress on Saturday launched a counter offensive on BJP, accusing it of "panicking" and "misusing" the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to target its OBC chief ministers Bhupesh Baghel and Ashok Gehlot..
Maharashtra ministers meet quota activist Jarange to inform about extension of Shinde committee's scopeMaharashtra ministers Sandipan Bhumre and Atul Save met with Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange and provided him with a document that expands the scope of the Shinde Committee. The committee was..
Why does PM Modi identify himself as OBC if he says poor is only caste in country, asks RahulCongress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at PM Modi, asking why he identifies himself as an OBC member when he considers poor as the only caste in the country. Addressing a public meeting in..
Maharashtra moves forward on Kunbi plan, but activist seeks blanket OBC quotaManoj Jarange, a Maratha quota crusader on a hunger strike, has demanded "blanket" OBC reservations for the entire community. He rejected the state government's plan to link benefits to holders of a..
Maharashtra will issue Kunbi certificatess to Marathas for OBC quota: Eknath ShindeThe Justice Shinde committee in Maharashtra has found 11,530 cases in which Nizam-era proof of Kunbi antecedents of Marathas from Marathwada has been located. The committee's interim report will be..
Two Shiv Sena & BJP MPs openly back call for Maratha quotaShiv Sena MP Hemant Patil has announced his intention to resign in support of the Maratha community's demand for reservation under the OBC category. Latur BJP MP Sudhakar Shrangare has also extended..
Will scrap 4% Muslim quota, hike SC, ST, OBC quota: BJPTelangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy has announced that if his party comes to power, it will cancel the 4% quota for certain backward members of the Muslim community in educational institutions and jobs...
'Reservations based on religion will be removed...': Union Minister G Kishan ReddyThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Telangana has decided to remove reservations of 4% based on religion and increase reservations based on SC, ST, and OBC. The party also plans to include minorities..
Rahul Gandhi vows to conduct caste census in Chhattisgarh if Congress comes to powerCongress leader Rahul Gandhi has pledged to conduct a caste census in Chhattisgarh if his party returns to power. He criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for working in favor of the..
Caste census necessary to know exact number of people from OBC, SC and ST communities: PriyankaPriyanka Gandhi Vadra, the general secretary of Congress, has reiterated her call for a caste census in India. She believes that such a census is essential to accurately determine the number of..
Ramdas Athawale says Maratha community should get reservation without hurting quota of SC, ST, OBCUnion Minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday said that without hurting the quota of SC, ST, and OBC, Maratha community should get reservation. He also said that Gunaratna Sadavarte should not oppose..
NCBC notice to West Bengal on central OBC list tweakThe National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has requested West Bengal to provide evidence of the status and ethnographic details of 87 castes recommended for inclusion in the central Other..
How many Dalits, OBCs...?: Rahul Gandhi asks journalists at Congress Working Committee presserCongress leader Rahul Gandhi asked journalists to raise their hands if they are Dalits or from the Other Backward classes (OBCs) to reiterate his point that the downtrodden were not getting their fair..
Bihar cast census: SP, BSP, Congress, Apna Dal demand for similar exercise in Uttar PradeshBSP supremo Mayawati said on Tuesday that the Uttar Pradesh government should conduct a caste survey right away, adding that though some political parties are against it, it is the only way to ensure..
After Bihar, Mayawati demands caste survey in Uttar Pradesh right awayBihar released findings of its caste survey months ahead of the 2024 Parliamentary elections, which revealed that OBCs and EBCs constitute 63% of the state's total population.
Bihar cast census data released; OBCs, EBCs comprise more than 63% of populationThe survey also stated that Yadavs, the OBC group to which Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav belongs, were the largest in terms of population, accounting for 14.27 percent of the total.
Will go for caste census after Congress forms government at Centre: Rahul GandhiCongress leader Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP-led Centre on Saturday of neglecting OBCs and reiterated that the first task his party would undertake after being elected to government at the Centre would..
RJD faces flak over 'lipstick' remark by top leaderThe ruling RJD party in Bihar faced criticism after a top leader made derogatory comments about women's appearance while discussing the Women's Reservation Bill. Abdul Bari Siddiqui, a close aide of..
'Will take stern action if ...': PM Modi's latest 'corruption' swipe at Chhattisgarh governmentPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched an all-out attack on the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, alleging corruption in its every scheme.Speaking at a..
We will conduct caste-based census to know exact number of OBCs in country if voted to power: Rahul GandhiCongress leader Rahul Gandhi has stated that if his party comes to power in India, they will conduct a caste-based census to determine the exact number of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the country...
Most top officers in states run by Congress & allies are from upper castesCongress leader Rahul Gandhi may have tried to woo OBCs by highlighting that only three Union secretaries were from among the community, his party has had a poor track record in terms of deploying..
OBC income ceiling revision stuck for 6 yearsThe Indian government has not yet revised the income ceiling for the "creamy layer" of Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservations, which was due for an increase in 2020. The "creamy layer" refers to..
Centre’s PMAY: Rahul Gandhi offers aid to families on waiting listCongress MP Rahul Gandhi has promised that if his party comes to power, it will conduct a caste census in order to provide OBCs with their rightful benefits. He accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of..
Get good advisers to understand nuances of governance: Anurag Thakur to Rahul GandhiUnion minister Anurag Thakur on Monday suggested Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to get good advisers to understand the nuances of governance."After being in politics all these years, and 10 years of the..
Rahul promises caste census, equal benefits distribution if voted to powerCongress MP Rahul Gandhi has stated that if his party comes to power, they will prioritize and conduct a caste census, extending benefits to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). He accused Prime Minister..
Ahead of PM's Bhopal visit, Uma Bharti raises demand for OBC quota within women's reservation billSenior BJP leader Uma Bharti expressed her hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a "positive signal" about including a quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the recently passed women's..
'We are probably...': Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on upcoming Assembly polls in MP, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, RajasthanThe main issues in India are the concentration of wealth, huge inequality in wealth, massive unemployment, huge unfairness towards the lower caste, OBCs, and tribal communities, and price rise, Rahul..