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Caste Calculations of the Congress in Andhra Pradesh

The Congress is up to its time-tested strategies of encouraging faction fights and caste competition to counter the infl uence of the Reddys and thus Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh. It remains to be seen whether this will upset Jagan's apple cart in the next election, but his Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party is undoubtedly going to create a big dent in the support bases of both the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party.

Dalits, Praja Rajyam Party and Caste Politics in Andhra Pradesh

The formation of the Praja Rajyam Party in Andhra Pradesh has been received with conflicting attitudes and expectations by the two major dalit castes in the state. While the Malas embraced the party as the champion of social justice, the Madigas opposed it as the party of the Kapus. Rather than seeing the prp in these binary and oppositional lenses, it is necessary to view the party as a new choice for dalits. A brief history of caste politics in Andhra Pradesh is also undertaken in this essay.
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