Social Justice

Conflict of interests

Print edition : June 13, 2014

September 28, 1990: University students prepare to burn effigies of Prime Minister V.P. Singh and two of his Union Ministers, Ram Vilas Paswan and Sharad Yadav, in Connaught Place, New Delhi. The BJP withdrew its support to the V.P. Singh-led National Front coalition government, which implemented the recommendations of the Mandal Commission. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Dalits, Adivasis and backward castes are pinning their hopes on Narendra Modi to deliver on social justice. Here, tribal people taking part in an election rally in support of Modi in Kolkata on January 28. Photo: PTI

Given the support the BJP gets from the upper-caste population and corporate meritocrats and the clash of interests between caste Hindus and backward communities, Narendra Modi is sure to face difficult times when he takes up social justice programmes.
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