Caste calculations

Print edition : April 26, 2019

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad paying homage to former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur during the party’s Extremely Backward Castes meeting in Patna on September 20, 2005. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav paying obeisance to Ram Manohar Lohia on his death anniversary in Lucknow, a file picture. The Lohia movement marked the emergence of a plethora of leaders—Karpoori Thakur, Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar in Bihar, Mulayam Singh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh, apart from Madhu Limaye, Kishan Pattnaik, Raj Narain, and George Fernandes among others. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular president, at a press conference in Patna on February 14. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Lalu Prasad is resorting to his social engineering manoeuvres again to corner the NDA.
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