HOW’S THE JOSH IN BJP?

India Today - - COVER STORY: CONGRESS -

The BJP brass agrees, in pri­vate, that Priyanka may take away up­per caste votes; the party recog­nises re­sent­ment among up­per castes and hopes 10 per cent reser­va­tion for the eco­nom­i­cally back­ward among up­per castes will al­le­vi­ate it

Plans to fi­nesse the caste arith­metic of the past two polls—coali­tions of up­per castes (Brah­mins and Thakurs) and sup­port from non-Ya­dav OBC groups, non-Jatav Dalits and farm­ers

Plans to bring all castes un­der Hindu um­brella by rais­ing tempo on build­ing the Ram tem­ple

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