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Sarkar refused to "change a single word" of his speech.
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The alacrity with which Mayawati turned the tables on the BJP has left the party stunned and also very worried.
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She hit out at cow surveys, calling them intolerable and urged people to stop such polarising politics.
For centuries we have been subjected to unfair treatment simply by virtue of our skin colour. Yet, nobody even bothered to ask us how it felt to be treated like, well, beefcake. Not a single feminist organisation came to our rescue or raised slogans on our behalf. If the cow is your maa, doesn't that make us your aunty?