4 min read.Updated: 17 Mar 2017, 01:19 AM ISTArun Maira
An inclusive India would be one where good jobs are available to all people everywhere, including Dalit men and women in the backwaters of India's heartlands
Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared his vision for a “New India" in his victory speech after sweeping the Uttar Pradesh elections. “The poor want a leg-up, not a handout," he said. A few days earlier, a national newspaper summarized what its journalists had gathered from citizens at election rallies. It reported this on its front page in the plea of a Dalit woman. “Give my husband a job: I don’t want LPG," she said.