While SP fights, BJP prepares extensive roadmap for upcoming UP elections

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net

The Samajwadi Party may be busy with its infighting, but it is clear that the BJP is doing all it can to stake a claim in UP. From females to farmers, intellectuals to Dalits—Bhartiya Janata Party has drawn a roadmap to cater to all segments in the upcoming assembly polls of Uttar Pradesh.

BJP has planned its election campaign in an organised manner so that its aggressive campaigning reaches every section of the society.

Mayawati says Dalit's daughter targeted, BJP hits back

Lucknow/New Delhi : A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sniffed out more than Rs 104 crore deposited in her party's account after demonetisation, BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday said a "Dalit's daughter" was being barred from political power in Uttar Pradesh through the "misuse" of official machinery.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back, saying championing the cause of the Dalits does not entitle anyone to indulge in corruption.

Eight JNU students suspended for speaking out against fees hike and other discriminatory orders

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter

New Delhi: Eight Dalit, Adivasi and minority students of Jawaharlal University (JNU) were suspended with immediate effect and their hostel facilities withdrawn for disrupting an Academic Council meeting held on Monday.

Along with Rahl, the other students’ names are: Dawa Sherpa, Mulayam Singh, Shakeel, Bhupali Kusum Vitthal, Dileep Yadav, Mritunjaya Kumar Yadav and Prashant Kumar.

Akhilesh Yadav hopes inclusion of 17 castes in SC category will help SP, relieve Yadavs

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav mooted the development agenda for forthcoming assembly polls, ushering in a new wave and hope that for once UP will witness poll battle on development. But ultimately he has also succumbed to caste equations.

The OBCs have remained the focal point in the politics of Hindi heartland. Last year during the polls in Bihar, they stood with Nitish Kumar ensuring his victory. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, they supported BJP and ensured its thumping victory.

Kerala education minister orders probe in Dalit student's ragging case in Kerala

By TwoCirlces.net Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Education Minister has intervened in the incident, where a Dalit student was ragged so bad that his kidneys were damaged at Nattakom Government Polytechnic College in Kottayam district. Minister C Raveendranath on Tuesday ordered a probe into the ragging incident and asked the director of Technical Education to review the probe and take steps to ensure justice for the victim.

FIR against IAS officer, 15 others in Bihar SC/ST scholarship scam

Patna : An IAS officer, along with 15 other officials, was booked on Wednesday for alleged irregularities in disbursement of post-matric scholarship among SC/ST students pursuing technical education outside Bihar.

"An FIR has been lodged against IAS officer S.M. Raju and 15 others in the vigilance police station," Ravinder Kumar, Director General of Vigilance Investigation Bureau, Bihar, said.

My fight against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) can help all Safai Karamcharis: Sunil Yadav

Text and video by Shiva Thorat

A lot of us are taught as children that if you want to study, there are no barriers that can stop you. Sunil Yadav would politely disagree to this.

Uttar Pradesh has highest cases of atrocities against SCs

New Delhi : Poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes (SC) in 2015 while the highest number of such cases against the Scheduled Tribes (ST) during the year were found in Rajasthan, according to Union Minister Ramdas Athawale.

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment on Monday said that a total of 44,839 cases of atrocities against these communities were recorded in 2015 -- of these, 38,564 cases were against the Scheduled Castes and 6,275 against the Scheduled Tribes.

थोड़ा-सा जहर, रस्‍सी, इच्‍छा-मृत्‍यु और रोहित वेमुला का खत


With UP elections in mind, BJP appoints three new National Presidents from Poorvanchal

By Faisal Fareed, TwoCircles.net

The BJP has been working overtime on the upcoming UP elections, and in fact, has also learnt the lesson that it needs to cater to all castes if it seeks rewards in the big electoral fight.

With this mind, the BJP has gone ahead in changing national presidents of its frontal organizations. Among five new national presidents, three hail from Uttar Pradesh and in all these three appointments, region and caste have played an important role.