Congress on Friday referred to former BJP MP Arun Shourie's book critical of BR Ambedkar in a bid to throw BJP on to the backfoot on what it claimed was its plan to appropriate the legacy of the Dalit icon.
Taking suo motu cognisance of an alleged attack on a Dalit youth in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has asked the Tamil Nadu Police to submit a report on the incident.
Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, the Archbishop of Delhi, on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce reservation for Christian Dalits, terming the denial of this privilege as 'unjust and discriminatory'.
Even as the Janata Dal (United) expelled Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from its ranks, thus paving the way for Nitish Kumar to take up the top post, Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) MP Pappu Yadav on Monday alleged that Dalit leaders are always mistreated in Bihar politics.
Delhi High Court has sought the response of Bar Council of India, the poll panel and an AAP candidate for the Delhi assembly polls, on a plea alleging that he got himself enrolled as an advocate on the basis of a "false and bogus" graduation degree.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on Thursday stated political parties have spent close to Rs 200 crore while campaigning for the upcoming assembly polls in Delhi, with the bulk of the amount spent on advertisements in the print and electronic media.
Under fire from AAP for its dig at Arvind Kejriwal's 'gotra', BJP on Thursday lined up a number of vaishya (baniya) leaders who joined its ranks with the party claiming that was its answer to AAP's attempt to cause "discord" in society ahead of Delhi Assembly polls.
BJP on Thursday rounded off its campaign for the Delhi polls with another salvo at AAP as it accused the party of distributing money and liquor to woo voters and also claimed that it was misleading the people with false promises and rumours.
AAP's breakaway group AVAM on Thursday approached the Election Commission and Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police seeking action against the party on the basis of its allegation on the donation issue.
The 'dinner diplomacy' by pro-Nitish Kumar ministers at the residence of a senior minister Wednesday night fuelled speculation of attempts to replace Jitan Ram Manjhi by another Dalit in the Chief Minister's post.
Kicking off the party's campaign for the upcoming Delhi polls at a Dalit meet here, BJP President Amit Shah on Friday made a strong appeal to the members of the community to support the party in forming the next government here.