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The Hattee community, which has around 3 lakh members, lives in difficult conditions across the Giri River. They are spread across four of five segments in Sirmaur district. (Deepak Sansta / HT)

Tribal tag for Himachal’s Hattee community

In a decision that could turn the political fortunes of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a constitution amendment bill that seeks to grant tribal status to the Hattee community living in the Trans-Giri region of Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district. At present, the BJP has three legislators in Pachhad , Nahan and Paonta Sahib, while Congress represents two assembly segments Shillai and Renuka.

Video grab showing some people near the convoy of JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha’s convoy near Nayka Tola' in Bihar's Bhojpur district on Monday. (PTI)

JD(U)'s Upendra Kushwaha claims his convoy attacked

Janata Dal (United)'s Upendra Kushwaha, a former union minister, said the people who attacked his convoy had their faces covered. “I will tell you about the motive and the people involved in the incident later,” he said in a tweet.

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