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BJP in caste balancing act ahead of main show in Bihar

BJP in caste balancing act ahead of main show in Bihar

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar, a deep-rooted tussle in the BJP between upper caste and other backward caste (OBC) leaders, ahead of the assembly elections later this year, has put the saffron party in a dilemma. Perhaps realising the problem, Modi and party president Amit Shah […]

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Government may set up OBC panel like SC/ST commission in the run up to Bihar polls

Government may set up OBC panel like SC/ST commission in the run up to Bihar polls

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: The government is considering setting up a Constitutional body on the lines of the SC/ST commission for the Other Backward Classes (OBC), a move significant in the run up to elections in Bihar later this year. As of now, the OBCs have, what is called, the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), which […]

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No more Modi wave? BJP may find it difficult to take on Nitish in Bihar

No more Modi wave? BJP may find it difficult to take on Nitish in Bihar

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: Over the last few weeks, politics in election-bound Bihar has taken an interesting turn. One moment, it appears that the BJP is at an advantage, the next as if the party is far from sweeping that state. The BJP under Narendra Modi has never appeared to be under as much pressure as it is now. […]

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OBC, EBC Scholarship Issue Disrupts Bihar Assembly Zero Hour

OBC, EBC Scholarship Issue Disrupts Bihar Assembly Zero Hour

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The non-availability of post-matric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly today leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of the Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav […]

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