OBC politics flares up in Madhya Pradesh after SC order as BJP claims win, Cong alleges fraud

On May 18, hours after the Supreme Court allowed reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a press conference in Bhopal, hailing the apex court’s decision while highlighting that his pledge made on the floor of the Assembly to ensure these polls with … Read more

Demand shoots up, MP wheat farmers turn to pvt mandis

The fully-mechanised government procurement center in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district can process around 2,000 metric tons of wheat per day. But in the peak of the wheat procurement season, only a handful of farmers are present here — in a year harvest has been largely unaffected. Among them is Vijay Patel, his red tractor-trolley loaded … Read more