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Chandrashekhar Azad: The Indian Dalit leader challenging Modi

Chandrashekhar Azad has emerged as the newest icon for India’s low-caste Dalits It is hard to be heard in a country of more than a billion people. But one young, charismatic man – a member of India’s lowest caste, the Dalits (formerly "untouchables") – is hoping to do just that in the general election. Chandrashekhar Azad is taking on India’s powerful Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his home turf, challenging him to a David versus Goliath battle for the veteran politician’s seat, in Varanasi. In reality, Mr Azad is unlikely to pose any real threat to Mr Modi, who […]

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