Rahul Gandhi's Caste Gambit: The OBC Politics & the General Elections 2024

2023 • 39min • News • National


Published On: February 08, 2024 - In this episode of 'The News9 Plus Show,' delves into the recent political manoeuvres surrounding Rahul Gandhi's surprising move to question PM Modi's OBC credentials. The BJP, caught off guard, responds swiftly as the caste census card is played. Join senior journalist Shikha Mukerjee, political analyst Geeta Bhatt, lawyer, and political analyst Manasvi Thapar, along with News9 Editor Sandeep Unnithan and Kartikeya Sharma, as they analyse the intricate caste calculus just weeks before the general elections. Exploring the Modi government's efforts to consolidate the OBC voter base, the announcement of Bharat Ratna to Karpoori Thakur, and Rahul Gandhi's promise to increase the reservation cap if the INDIA bloc comes to power. With Nitish Kumar out of the INDIA bloc and Yadavs like Akhilesh Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav still in, can this political equation yield dividends in the ongoing caste debate? Join 'The News9 Plus Show' for a comprehensive discussion on the evolving political landscape and the potential impact on the upcoming elections.