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Ram Nath Kovind:  His rise from Kanpur's Paraukh village to 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ram Nath Kovind: His rise from Kanpur's Paraukh village to 340-room Rashtrapati Bhavan

As soon Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was elected the 14th President of India, his ancestral village Paraukh in Kanpur Dehat district burst into celebrations. Residents lit lamps with ghee, played gulal (colour), burst firecrackers as their 'Baba Ji', defeated Opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin of 334,730. 

Ram Nath Kovind is India's next President: How cross-voting by Opposition lawmakers boosted his bid

Ram Nath Kovind is India's next President: How cross-voting by Opposition lawmakers boosted his bid

Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are among other states that witnessed cross-voting in Ram Nath Kovind's favour.

Presidential Election 2017 Results: The states where Meira Kumar got more votes than Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Election 2017 Results: The states where Meira Kumar got more votes than Ram Nath Kovind

While Ram Nath Kovind got 65.65 percent of the total valid vote value of 10,69,358, Meira Kumar got 34.35 percent.

Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President: His journey from Kanpur Dehat to Raisina Hills

Ram Nath Kovind is India's 14th President: His journey from Kanpur Dehat to Raisina Hills

Ram Nath Kovind, a former two-time Rajya Sabha MP, is known more as a Dalit champion than a Hindutva ideologue.

Happy that Dalit will be next President: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Monday expressed happiness that a Dalit would become the next President of India, irrespective of who wins the election.

Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar detained in Gujarat for holding rally sans permission

Young Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti woman activist Reshma Patel were detained on Wednesday for holding a public meeting defying police orders.

Tamil Nadu: Five injured in group clash in tiff over transporting cattle in Palani

Five persons were injured in a clash between two groups here on Wednesday over transporting cattle in a lorry, allegedly in violation of norms, police said.

Presidential poll is not about 'Dalit vs Dalit': Meira Kumar

Presidential poll is not about 'Dalit vs Dalit': Meira Kumar

Kumar described recent attacks on Dalits as "shameful". "We should hang our heads in shame, even if there is one incident of violence against Dalits."
 

Meira Kumar's candidature an opposition ploy to divide Dalits: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Meira Kumar's candidature an opposition ploy to divide Dalits: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

"Intentions of the opposition are not honest towards Dalits, otherwise they would have fielded Kumar last time," Adityanath said.
 

Prez poll: Kovind files nomination; Meira Kumar to challenge ​him

Congress has nominated Meira Kumar as its candidate for Presidential elections 2017. NDA's candidate is Ram Nath Kovind. The segments discusses the need of communal politics in Presidential elections.

Presidential election: Express gratitude to 17 parties who selected me, delighted by Opposition's unity, says Meira Kumar

Presidential election: Express gratitude to 17 parties who selected me, delighted by Opposition's unity, says Meira Kumar

The Opposition on Thursday unanimously decided to field Meira Kumar, a Dalit, as its joint candidate for the presidential election against NDA's Dalit activist Ram Nath Kovind.

BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in President poll

BSP will back 'more capable, popular' Meira Kumar in President poll

Mayawati had said on Monday that her party was positive about the NDA nominating Kovind but wished the ruling alliance had named a non-political Dalit candidate for the top post.
 

Visit Dalit homes, have food with them: BJP top brass to party leaders

Visit Dalit homes, have food with them: BJP top brass to party leaders

 As part of the party's Dalit outreach, BJP's top brass has asked Union ministers and senior functionaries to have a meal at a Dalit household while visiting different states as part of the Modi government's third anniversary celebrations.

In Karnataka, pregnant Muslim woman burnt alive for marrying Dalit

In Karnataka, pregnant Muslim woman burnt alive for marrying Dalit

The incident occurred at Gundanakala village in Bijapur district.

Case registered against six persons for assaulting Dalit man in UP

 A case was registered against the six persons who entered his house and assaulted him along with his wife and also made remarks against his caste.

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa triggers controversy over eating 'hotel food' at Dalit's house, family files complaint

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa triggers controversy over eating 'hotel food' at Dalit's house, family files complaint

Yeddyurappa received flak over a similar situation earlier in Tumakuru where he was photographed eating "tatte idli" at a Dalit`s house at Gubbi.  

Buxar Dalit attack: Lalu Prasad Yadav initiates action, orders immediate probe

Buxar Dalit attack: Lalu Prasad Yadav initiates action, orders immediate probe

Former chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav demanded immediate action against the perpetrators who have subjected dalits to severe mistreatment.

Mentally-challenged Dalit girl raped for 10 months, now seven-month pregnant

Mentally-challenged Dalit girl raped for 10 months, now seven-month pregnant

A mentally-challenged minor Dalit girl was allegedly raped for a period of ten months by a youth of her village in the district, who has been absconding after the incident came to light as she became pregnant, police said on Monday.