Tribal and Dalit faces to richest candidate: 11 in the fray for 10 Maharashtra MLC seats

After facing a setback in the Rajya Sabha elections where it failed to win the sixth Rajya Sabha seat, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is bracing for another tense electoral battle with the BJP in the council be held elections slated to on Monday. Eleven candidates — five from the BJP and six from the … Read more

In Gujarat’s tribal heartland, BJP & Sangh march out of step

The dismissal of a tribal BJP MLA from a temple trust In south Gujarat’s Dang district has revealed a faultline between the party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-backed organization in the state’s Adivasi heartland. The Shabri Seva Samiti, which controls the Shabri Dham temple, is headed by Swami Asemanand who was among the accused … Read more

In Gujarat, Rahul cites Jignesh Mevani’s example, asks tribal youths to fight for their rights

Calling on the youths, especially from the tribal communities, to come forward in a “struggle for rights”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Tuesday urged the tribals to draw inspiration from Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani for his “fearless fight” against the BJP. Gandhi, who launched the Adivasi Satyagraha of the Congress party that aims to win 40 … Read more

In Gujarat’s tribal belt, why Arvind Kejriwal reloaded ‘Delhi model’ pitch

Big posters of Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) leader Chhotubhai Vasava and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lined up the roads leading to Chanderiya village in south Gujarat’s Bharuch district on Sunday. Scores of Adivasi villagers from nearby hamlets walked to the venue of a public meeting of the BTP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) … Read more