Two ‘Dalit’ candidates may contest India’s presidency

Two septuagenarian leaders representing India’s underprivileged Dalit community are likely to fight for the presidential election on July 17. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) surprise decision to choose a Dalit, 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind, as its presidential candidate on Monday was clearly intended to disarm the opposition. However it was no masterstroke. Opposition parties, including […]