Dalit chronicles (May 26, 2008)

Summary: An analysis of the Dalit factor in the Karnataka election results; New Indian Express argues that DMK and CPM will pay the price for bringing down the caste wall in TN; Dalit protests in Gujarat spread; Gujjars in Rajasthan fight to stay “backward”;

Action call as loser snores
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
One lobby had backed state Congress president Mallikarjuna Kharge, hoping his Dalit-Ambedkarite antecedents would swing the Dalit votes. …

BJP engineers ‘rainbow’ triumph
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Had the BJP regrouped the anti-Dalit votes that outnumber Dalit votes in most reserved constituencies? Or did the Congress’s failure to project a Dalit …

DMK, Left to pay Uthapuram price
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
The local CPM cadre feel that the leadership had erred in believing that the stand taken on the issue could help them get Dalit votes. “The Dalit loyalties …

Dalit protest spreads to Saurashtra
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
The Dalit agitation over the resolution passed to rename the Rajkot Municipal Corporation’s central zone office after the late BJP leader Chiman Shukla has …

Gujjars fight to stay ‘backward’
The National – Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates
… to get downgraded in order to benefit from decreased competition in the ST and SC category,” said Chandra Bhan Prasad, a writer on caste and a Dalit. …

Karnataka verdict is a
CNN-IBN – New Delhi,India
By spending few days in Dalit village no one will become a good leader! Now onwards, political parties should keep in mind that people are aware of various …

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