Bihar gets further polarized on caste lines
What turned out to be the game changer were RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements regarding need for a fresh look into the issue of reservation. These statements created uncertainty in the minds of the OBCs and Dalits, the beneficiaries of reservation
Bihar election through Bathe’s eyes
The Dalits and the Backwards here have suffered greatly at the hands of the upper castes but they are still divided in terms of their voting preferences
Was Mandal an extension of Kamandal?
The Sangh Parivar had no problem with this politics of “Hindu social justice” because it could see that Muslim votes were being used to politically strengthen the weaker sections of Hindus that were reaping the benefits of reservations