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Why Hasn’t India Had a Dalit Prime Minister? 4 Reasons

Why Hasn’t India Had a Dalit Prime Minister? 4 Reasons

Politics, Blog
India is a diverse country with a rich history, but there's something important missing in its political story – a Dalit Prime Minister. Even though India believes in democracy and fairness, we haven't yet seen a leader from the Dalit community in the top position. Let's take a closer look at why this is the case, considering both the history and what's happening today. Why Has India Never Had a Dalit Prime Minister? 1. Historical Background The reason we don't have a Dalit Prime Minister goes way back to the caste system, a system that ranked people in society. Dalits, historically called untouchables, were placed at the bottom. Even though India fought for independence with leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, the period after independence didn't completely break the cycle of discr...