What the leaders of bahujan parties have done by asserting their backward identity and standing up to oppression is bring the millions that hail from the oppressed sections into mainstream political discourse.
The victory of the rainbow coalition in the recently-concluded assembly election has led to assertions that a process of bottom-up empowerment is happening in Bihar. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The middle class fears the return of the bad old days, forgetting its own contribution to the making of the state’s political culture of the 1990s.
Patna: JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, who was sworn in as Bihar chief minister today for a third straight term on Friday, kept the home portfolio with him while Lalu Prasad’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav was named deputy chief minister. The chief minister will look after home, general administration and […]
Bhajanpuri’s residents are still upset over the police firing that took four lives in 2011 but say they will do what it takes to defeat the BJP
“Nobody will be allowed to take away your reservation and give it to any other community in pursuit of their vote bank politics,” the Prime Minister told OBCs and Dalits at an election rally on Monday.
‘Dadri incident is sad and unwelcome but has nothing to do with the Central government,’ says the Prime Minister.
Although conventional wisdom suggests that most voters make up their minds a few weeks ahead of actual polls, if one is to go by these surveys, the Bihari voter seems to be taking the psephologists on a roller-coaster ride.
Strangely enough, or perhaps characteristically, the Prime Minister did not promise severe action against the killers of writers, rational thinkers and ordinary people suspected of eating beef.
With the CBI entrusted with investigating corruption allegations against the well-connected UP engineer Yadav Singh, the SP leadership knows the only way to save itself is to strike a deal with the BJP.
After years of indulging in criminal activity in Bihar with impunity, the law finally catches up with JD(U) MLA Anant Singh
1. Govt will now celebrate Rakhi In a bid to further its idea of India’s ‘soft power’ a little more after International Yoga Day, the government is now planning to officially celebrate Raksha Bandhan. The state-sponsored celebration of the festival, centred around brother-sister relationships, will be supervised by […]
Every election is important in a democracy but the Bihar assembly elections will not only shape the future power structure of the state but also decide, and possibly alter, the course of the country’s polity
संसदीय लोकतंत्र में हर चुनाव महत्वपूर्ण होता है, लेकिन बिहार के दोनों गठबंधनों के लिए इस चुनाव के खास मायने हैं। इससे सिर्फ बिहार की भावी सत्ता का स्वरूप ही नहीं तय होगा, इसके नतीजे देश के भावी राजनीतिक समीकरण का चेहरा-मोहरा भी तय करेंगे।