Moving on pressurising the Government to do away with the caste system prevailing in the country, the 40-day-long Bharat Yathra, led by lawyer and social activist KK Sarachandra Bose, arrived in Kohima.
Dismissing Narendra Modi`s use of his caste card as a mere poll "gimmick", Gujarat Congress on Friday accused him, BJP and RSS of orchestrating protests against reservation for backward castes in the state.
Congress leader Meem Afzal on Tuesday stated that Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has always tried to play the caste card in his favour but added that he cannot get any political mileage out of it.
A day after Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi called for an end to reservation on caste lines, party president Sonia Gandhi snubbed him by saying that there should be "no doubt or ambiguity" over the party`s stand of continuing the system of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs.
At a time when quota is the buzz word in politics, senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi has called for an end to reservation on caste lines and urged Rahul Gandhi to introduce quota for financially weaker sections bringing all communities under its ambit.
Caste discrimination is to be outlawed in the UK, as the government on Tuesday took a U-turn after its policy was rejected by the House of Lords for a second time, bringing much cheer to about 400,000 Dailts in the country.