Bahujan discourse surrounding Draupadi Murmu’s candidacy for president

Draupadi Murmu’s candidacy for president is a major development. If you ask what she did regarding PESA and what she would do about it as president, then you also need to answer why the country never got an Adivasi president or prime minister in the 74 years since Independence, writes Ravi Prakash

You may rejoice that the magnificent and imposing Rashtrapati Bhavan on Delhi’s Raisina Hills may soon get its first Adivasi tenant. Or, you may sulk, considering that in this country of Gandhi and Ambedkar, who swore by the ideal of equality, it took 74 years for political heavyweights to propose an Adivasi as the occupant of the highest office in the country.

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