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Monday 3 March 2014

Contemporary Dalit Politics ISP I March 2014

*Contemporary Dalit Politics and Ambedkar's Goal of Caste Annihilation*

*Ram Puniyani*

On 28th Feb (2014) Ramvilas Paswan of Loktantantrik Jan Party joined the
NDA alliance. Same Paswan had left the NDA twelve years ago with the
beginning of Gujarat carnage, saying that with the violence in Gujarat he
cannot be part of NDA. This time his son formulated the face saver when he
said that Modi has received clean chit in the Gujarat carnage. Few days ago
another dalit leader Udit Raj directly joined BJP, with the assurance of
being given a ticket for forthcoming elections. In Maharashtra, Ramdas
Athwaley of Republican Party of India had become part of NDA, and succeeded
in being nominated for Rajya Sabha, Upper house of Parliament. There are
many others dalits in the fold of BJP directly or in alliance with BJP to
be in NDA, for pre poll alliance. Most of these leaders claim to be
working on the path shown by Dr.

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