BSP to go alone in UP, Uttarakhand

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati (Image credit: Deccan Herald)

A couple of days after the Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav ruled out any alliance with big parties in the upcoming Assembly election the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo, Mayawati, on Sunday (June…

The systematic political disempowerment of Dalits

As parties of Mayawati and (late) Ram Vilas Paswan are struggling for existence, the political empowerment of Dalits is lagging behind. (File photo, Image credit: Deccan Herald)

Dussadh (Paswan) and Ravidas (Cobbler), the castes to which Ram Vilas Paswan and Mayawati respectively belong are socially, economically and educationally the most empowered Dalit sub-castes of North India. Today they are the ones facing the biggest challenge.      While Dussadhs…

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