She had got elected on the caste certificate of 'Gond Scheduled Tribe'. A state government panel has found Dhurve's caste to be 'indisputably Bisen/Pawar', which is not notified as a Scheduled Tribe (ST) in Madhya Pradesh.
Backward Welfare Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has said that if the recommendations of the panel are not made applicable before Lok Sabha elections of 2019, he will launch a mass agitation starting December 24.
In states like Bihar where the electorate is heavily divided by caste, strategic alliances with little-known parties can make or break the dreams of bigger political players aiming for a piece of the cherry cake at the Centre
Kausalya Shankar started the Shankar Social Justice Trust to fight for a casteless society and assist inter-caste couples in their struggles. She is spearheading a campaign for a special law to protect such couples.