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Lalu clarifies Muslim reservation remark: ‘Based on backwardness, not religion’

Lalu said that after three phases of the Lok Sabha elections, the momentum appeared to be in favour of the INDIA bloc.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (right). (File Photo)
Updated on May 08, 2024 12:03 AM IST

Nitish, Tejashwi create buzz in otherwise quiet Madhepura

Mahagathbandhan candidate Kumar Chandradeep of the RJD, an English professor, is making his electoral debut against the sitting MP Dinesh Chandra Yadav of the JD-U, who is the NDA nominee.

A road show in Madhepura by CM Nitish Kumar. (HT photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Madhepura

Castes from Muslim communities ‘intentionally’ included in backward classes: BJP

“In the reservation system that was given under the Mandal commission, some castes in the Muslim community were included in the backward classes,” said Hussain.

BJP national spokesperson and former Union minister Shahnawaz Hussain (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 11:37 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh’s OBC population estimated at over 50%

OBCs in Uttar Pradesh estimated to be over 50% of state's population, according to data from the Hukum Singh committee set up in 2001. Yadavs are the largest OBC caste with 19.40% share. There is a demand for a caste census.

Though no authentic data of a caste wise break of the OBC population was available after the 1931 Census, Uttar Pradesh’s then minister for parliamentary affairs Hukum Singh-led committee in 2001 had worked out 7.56 crore as the population of 79 OBCs in the state, based on family registers (maintained in rural areas). (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 04:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Vishwanath Pratap Singh’s life-sized statue to be installed in Chennai

Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin said the statue is meant to express the gratitude of the Tamil society towards the late former Prime Minister

Vishwanath Pratap Singh. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 02:24 PM IST
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