Tag: Rajputs

Sitting Ara MP finds the going tough

Sitting Ara MP finds the going tough

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ara: There are 12 candidates in the fray for Ara parliamentary seat which is going to the polls on April 17, but it’s a triangular contest among BJP, RJD and JD(U) nominees. The constituency comprises seven assembly segments of Sandesh, Shahpur, Agiaon, Ara, Tarari, Jagdishpur and Barahara which are dominated mostly by Rajputs, Yadavas, Bhumihars, […]

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Why they won’t vote today: A hamlet that’s been off Bihar’s map for 27 years

Why they won’t vote today: A hamlet that’s been off Bihar’s map for 27 years

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surviving after taking a bullet in the head should give you a philosophical outlook on life. But Tapsi Yadav, 67, blows a gasket as soon as he hears the question. “The police say this village boycotts every election. Why is that?” The Telegraph had asked innocently. “Aap to pagal aadmi hain (You must be daft)!” […]

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In Aurangabad, Naxalism not an issue until after polls

In Aurangabad, Naxalism not an issue until after polls

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pitted against each other, these old-time rivals from Congress and BJP have one thing in common in this Naxalism-affected Lok Sabha constituency. Asked how they propose to tackle Naxalism, both say they will talk about it only after the elections. In a constituency where Rajputs and Yadavs constitute the numerically dominant groups, with a substantial […]

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