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Women in Bihar Politics

Ravindra Kumar Verma Gyanendra Kr Yadav Since the Janata Dal came to power in Bihar, there has not only been an increase in women legislators in the assembly but also, significantly, most of them belong to the OBC category.

Caste and Candidate Selection-Lok Sabha Poll in Bihar

far muted, may escalate on such issues as party policies and composition of the new ministry. If the past is any pointer, one may recall the 1952 split when Matrika Prasad Koirala headed a Congress government and his dynamic half-brother, 8 P Koirala, led the party.4 The undercurrents of personal and group rivalries may again erupt in case a new equation fails to evolve among members of the triumvirate.

Caste and Bihar Politics

Ravindra Kumar Verma Though the backward castes constitute nearly 60 per cent of Bihar's electoratejill the early years of the 1970s these castes were politically not significant. 1977 was the turning point in their political organisation when reservation for backward castes in government service was introduced.

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