Citizens belonging to SCs, STs, religious minorities and women have suffered discrimination due to their social identities and this in turn has affected their access to resources, opportunities and even civil rights, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said.
Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Legislative Council, Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was misleading the Assembly and confusing the public over non-availability of post-matriculation scholarship for students belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC).
FIR was registered against Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil under Representation of Peoples Act for promoting enmity between two classes in connection with elections for his remark that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is a "fake OBC".
Amid the row over Narendra Modi`s caste, Congress today attacked the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate over his "neech jati" (low caste) remark, accusing him of insulting the OBCs and demanded that he must apologise to people.
Narendra Modi belongs to an upper caste but has "manipulated" OBC status for political gains, Congress said today seeking to "expose" the BJP`s PM candidate ahead of his crucial Lok Sabha election from Varanasi.
After Congress promising reservation to Muslims hailing from Other Backward Classes (OBC), BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said that along with Muslims her party wanted to extend benefit of quota to poor from upper castes.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said, to provide benefits of various welfare schemes to the maximum number of people belonging to OBC category, his government had increased the income limit of creamy layer from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh per annum.
Jat leaders will meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday against the backdrop of government asking the backwards commission to take an expeditious call on granting the community reservation in central government jobs.
OBC activists under the banner of Maharashtra Rajya Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad from across Vidarbha region staged a protest on Saturday in front of the local residence of Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Shivajirao Moghe to protest against what they called the Maharashtra government`s "anti-OBC attitude".