It is not proper for a man – who lives in a male-centric society and enjoys the privileges and hegemonic power derived from it – to identify a woman, even one who is not a poet or goddess, in an ambiguous manner.
Special secretary, UP department of justice, Raj Singh, has sought information on whether the cases could be withdrawn in public interest.
The outcome appears to be in BJP’s favour as NPF leader Neiphu Rio quit the party and is poised to join the newly-formed NDPP and become the joint CM candidate.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
Doval, India’s most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed.
The state government said the ban was necessary to maintain law and order.
Notwithstanding hopes in certain quarters, it is difficult to fathom what the mammoth and distressing exercise will deliver.
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Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala was booked on charges of stalking and attempting to abduct 29-year-old Varnika Kundu.
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The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar also accused the previous Samajwadi Party regime in the state of being biased towards “members of a particular community.”
“The way the Muslim population is increasing, the existence of Hindus is in danger. It is a well-planned conspiracy to have a Muslim in the chair of president, prime minister and chief ministers.”
Is the Hindu nationalist party foregrounding the more inhumane sides of the Hindu majority?
Police had clashed with members of the BJP and other right-wing Hindu groups after they protested against the wedding.
Some are of the view that the Union minister’s remarks were a part of the BJP’s attempts to deliberately communalise politics in Karnataka before the next assembly elections.
The former Bihar chief minister’s efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP likely played a significant part in the CBI going after him.
With conservatism dominating the state’s politics since the 1930s, Gujarat’s rightward tilt is thanks to Sardar Patel, Morarji Desai and K.M. Munshi.
Ahir was speaking at the launch of a 24×7 chemist shop at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandrapur, which he represents in parliament.
Modi’s opponents counter him on the issue of communalism alone, forgetting the fact that the Indian voter has always shown a preference for the non-corrupt alternative, keeping all other issues at bay.
“We are here to change the constitution.”
“I will say it straight out, if you smuggle and slaughter cows, then you will be killed. The cow is our mother,” the BJP MLA from Alwar said.
The assembly seat fell vacant following the death of J. Jayalalithaa in December last year.
A large mob consisting of men from various Hindutva outfits created a ruckus outside the bride’s home, clashed with police.
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Karan Thapar discusses the 2017 Gujarat assembly election results with Sanjay Kumar, director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and Prashant Jha, author and associate editor at Hindustan Times.
Even in the seats that the saffron party retained in the region, its victory margin has fallen considerably.
Several MLAs are now in the running for the post including Union health minister J.P. Nadda.
After 22 years of BJP rule in the state, two fears have become evident – of going against it and of the ‘other’.
Trends indicate that when voter turnout rises in the state, the party’s vote share falls. So when more people in Gujarat come out to vote, they most often are voting for the opposition.
The Gujarat assembly election results have confirmed electoral democracy’s curative power to correct political arrogance.
The BJP faces challenges of low immunisation rates, skewed sex ratio, stunting, wasting, low enrolment of girls in schools and low conviction rates for crimes against SC/STs.
While the BJP has set won 44 seats, the Congress could be satisfied as it has retained the vote share it secured in the last assembly elections.
Amit Shah focused on consolidating non-Patidar regions, making sure Congress’s big names were defeated and engaging with disenchanted traders and merchants.
‘Vikas’ took a backseat long ago; the BJP is now back to basics and even when there is no election going on, it will continue on this trajectory.
The Election Commission’s official trends for Gujarat show BJP leading in 99 seats, Congress+ in 80, and others in three.
The saffron party is set to form the government in both states.
Vijay Rupani to retain his Rajkot (West) seat.
The BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal has lost Sujanpur assembly seat to Congress’ Rajinder Rana.