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Disclose caste Census, Cong Tells Centre
The New Indian Express
Now, that the caste census and entitlement politics has gained coinage in the run-up to the Bihar Assembly elections and with young Hardik Patel trying to spread his agitation beyond Gujarat, the Congress seems to be having a rethink. Bihar PCC chief ...

The Indian Express

KHAM architect Madhavsinh Solanki speaks out: Patel agitation won't last
The Indian Express
?You must remember that at that time, people of Gujarat supported reservation for OBCs. In the 1985 election, I got a massive majority in the Gujarat assembly, winning 149 (of 182) seats. Unfortunately, after the election, my own partymen injected ...
Sword-wielding Patel crusader threatens Modi's 'model' in IndiaBusiness Insider
Why Hardik Patel Has Turned On ModiKashmir Images
Patel row blow to Modi model of governanceAsia Times

Daily News & Analysis

Centre makes major bureaucratic reshuffle
The rejig carried out by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw shifting of another deputy election commissioner Sudhir Tripathi, an IAS officer of 1985 batch Jharkhand cadre, as director general, National ...
Major bureaucratic reshuffle by CentreEconomic Times
Modi government undertakes senior-level bureaucratic reshuffleDaily News & Analysis


'Why the Indian state must listen carefully to Vice President Hamid Ansari'
In fact, the under-representation of Muslims has always been above 40% in every Loksabha election since Independence. Political under-representation of Muslims exceeds 50 per cent in states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh ...


Stop Chest-Thumping, Says Nitish Kumar to PM
Patna: As nearly one lakh people crowded into a public ground, some of them panda-climbing up poles to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from a distance, Nitish Kumar urged Mr Modi to "stop the chest-thumping and show some moral courage."
Bhagalpur rally: Some questions for PM ModiThe Indian Express
Narendra Modi addresses the last of BJP's Parivartan rallies in Bihar(Video)DeshGujarat
Nitish, Lalu slam PM at alliance rallyDeccan Herald


Why Modi Bhakts on Twitter have lost their sting
A documentary film on the Lok Sabha election in Varanasi is denied a censor certificate by the censor board, reportedly, because the film has some scenes making fun of Varanasi Member of Parliament and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I tweet about this ...

Patidar stir for job reservation: Gujarat BJP wary of local elections now
Economic Times
GANDHINAGAR: The Patidar stir for job reservations has made strategising for the forthcoming local body polls difficult for the BJP. The party held a meeting to take stock of the situation at its headquarters, Kamalam, in the outskirts of Gandhinagar ...
What explains the Gujarat deaths and violence: the underlying tensions between

India Today

Hardik Patel and the Patidar agitation: Why the Sangh Parivar will be cheering
Nor does anyone rule out the enviable financial clout of the Patels and their numerical strength, said to comprise 18 per cent of Gujarat's population, as factors behind their massive mobilisation witnessed last week. Nevertheless, pundits unanimously ...
In a State of Silences, Hardik Patel is a Loud and Brash SpeakerThe Wire
Sword-wielding crusader Hardik Patel threatens Modi's Gujarat modelIndia Today
Patidar rally in MP: Poor response, no worries for BJP govtThe Indian Express
Times of India (blog) -IBNLive


PM Modi's 'Politics of Anger' to Blame for Gujarat Unrest, Says Rahul Gandhi
The Congress has for very long been unable to get back a foothold in Gujarat, where Mr Modi was chief minister for 13 years till he took office as Prime Minister in May last year. The BJP followed up a big win in the Gujarat Assembly elections of 2012 ...


Gujarat Chief Minister Appeals for Calm After Hardik Patel's Detention Sparks ...
In a hard-hitting speech, the 21-year-old warned the BJP government in the state, "In the next (Gujarat) election in 2017, the lotus (BJP symbol) will not bloom if our needs are not met." The Patels have for decades been loyal supporters of the BJP ...
Hardik Patel: Gujarat's 22-year-old quota warriorLivemint
Patel stir in Gujarat could hurt BJP's chances in Bihar poll, observers
What do the Patidars really want?The Indian Express
Hindustan Times -The Wire
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