ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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COMMUNALISM-Reversible History

He has not uttered a single word of protest against the killing of dalits in Mumbai, where his ally, the BJP, is a partner in the coalition government. Even within Uttar Pradesh, poor dalitrural labourers continue to be persecuted by the upper caste landed gentry, while chief minister Mayavati, claiming to be a champion of the dalits, remains a silent spectator She can demonstrate her power only by creating more districts, shifting officers from one department to another and by lashing out at her bete noire Mulayam Singh Yadav, now and then. Devoid of any ideology and with no clue whatsoever to any socioeconomic plans for the benefit of the dalit population, leaders like Mayavati and Kanshi Ram have achieved their main objective, wielding personal power on strength of dalit votes.

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