OBC

Sushil Modi takes on JDU; accuses Bihar CM of misleading Assembly, public

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 against Congress leader Gohil for calling Modi "fake OBC"

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".

Narendra Modi insulted OBCs by "neech jati" remark: Congress

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.

Modi belongs to upper caste, manipulated OBC status: Congress

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.

Jat Maha Sabha flays Badal over reservation in OBC category

The All India Jat Maha Sabha on Sunday held Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal "responsible for the denial" of reservation benefits under OBC category to Jats of Punjab.

BSP wants quota for Muslims, poor from upper castes: Mayawati

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.

OBC docs oppose inclusion of Jats in OBC category; HC seeks Centre`s reply

Delhi High Court sought a response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea by some doctors from reserved category opposing a notification which has included Jats in other backward classes (OBC).

`Move to clear Jat reservation a poll stunt`

Union government`s decision to include Jats in the central list of OBCs for nine states drew mixed reactions from political parties.

Ajit Jogi opposes Janardan Dwivedi`s suggestion to end caste-based quotas

Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Wednesday strongly opposed party colleague Janardan Dwivedi`s controversial suggestion about ending caste-based quotas.

Welfare of OBCs top priority of Himachal Government: CM

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.

Reservation issue: Jat leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi on Sunday

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 protest Maharashtra`s alleged anti-OBC attitude

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".

Representation of OBCs, SCs, STs needed in judiciary, but no quota: SC

The higher judiciary should have a fair representation of all communities and castes but there cannot be reservation for them, the Supreme Court today said.

Govt trying to dilute reservation policy: Sharad Yadav

JD(U)`s Sharad Yadav hit out at Centre accusing it of trying to "dilute" reservation policy for OBC/ ST/SC and stop reservations in all faculty posts of medical and engineering colleges among others.

Bihar warms up to `Narendra Modi an OBC`

Thanks to an adamant JD(U) boss, Nitish Kumar, the “Narenda Modi-is-an-OBC” campaign has fired the imagination of the backward classes in Bihar.

No picture of Sheila, Chauhan on loan forms: Lokayukta

Delhi Lokayukta ordered no photograph of CM Sheila Dikshit and PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan be carried on form offering loan at low rates to entrepreneurs from SC, ST, OBC and minority communities.

Mayawati blames Congress for poor turning Naxalites

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday alleged that the "failure" of Congress to alleviate poverty and unemployment among the SCs, STs and OBCs has driven many to Naxalism.

Nandy`s remark indirect attack on Muslims, alleges group

After groups affiliated to OBC, SC and ST communities, a Muslim outfit criticised renowned sociologist Ashis Nandy for his controversial remark at Jaipur ongoing Literature Festival.

Casteist comment: Police seek video of Nandy`s remarks, author leaves Jaipur

Police have sought video of author Ashis Nandy`s controversial comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt" made at the Jaipur Literary Festival even as he left the city.

Dalit corruption remark: Ashis Nandy faces political backlash, apologises

Noted author Ashis Nandy on Saturday stoked a major row with his comments that people belonging to OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt", remarks that came under all round attack.