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

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Politics of Reconciling Misfortune


The outcry from the highest caste, socially at the top of the caste hierarchy, alleges that it has fallen into mis­fortune on account of inattention and aggressive infliction of a sense of insecurity perceived under the ruling dispensation in Uttar Pradesh (UP). This outcry, which has gathered importance particularly in the context of the 2022 assembly elections in the state, has prompted almost all the major parties to approach and direct attention to this particular caste with a promise to address this outcry. Hence, the suggestion is that such parties be voted to power for the redressal of such outcry. However, what is more interesting is that, of all the parties, it is the party of the “Bahujan” which is at the forefront promising the aggrieved caste that it will compensate them for their mis­fortune with better prospects when in power, and in lieu the caste in question must vote for this party. The Bahujan response to the ideas of misfortune raises more questions than offering solutions.

In the politics of reshuffling the focus on this state of mis­fortune, a party that otherwise claims to represent the marginalised section of society seems to be quite vocal in its rhetoric regarding the removal of the state of misfortune should such party be voted into power by those who—albeit on top of the social hierarchy—are the victims of misfortune.

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Updated On : 25th Sep, 2021
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