Sikhs have for long been deeply wary of the RSS’s scheme of a Hindu Rashtra and its subversive movement to merge the Sikh identity with Hinduism.
Chander Suta Dogra
The party has been riding the Dera tiger in order to secure its vote bank and is today showing spectacular ineptitude in dealing with the consequences.
Lakhs of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers, now camping in Panchkula and Chandigarh in support of their ‘Living God’, are most impressed with his welfare work.
As the quota violence wears down and the government ponders over the detailing of its proposed new legislation to give Jats reservation, one wonders what steps will be taken, if any, to bridge the ugly caste divide brewing in Haryana.
Inadequate regulation coupled with the increasing tendency for women to borrow money for consumption rather than income generation is leading to mounting indebtedness in eastern UP and Bihar, and even suicides.
In its desperate search for historical icons of its own, the BJP doesn’t mind casting aside the memory of the most revered Indian martyr.
As elections approach, the embattled Akali-BJP alliance finds it is so much easier to tinker with religious passions than address popular anger over corruption, the agricultural crisis, an unresponsive government machinery and a high handed ruling elite.
Like many people I took the PM’s election slogan of ‘Na Khaoonga, na khaane doonga’ at face value… I am hugely disappointed, says the Magsaysay Award winning bureaucrat-turned-whistleblower
The RSS and its fronts are using the conversion of Sikhs to Christianity and the demand for the early release of Sikh militants from jail as issues to poach upon the Akali Dal’s vote bank among rural Sikhs.
With missionary zeal, the erstwhile Hooda government tried to remove obstacles in the path of DLF’s ‘leisure’ project in Gurgaon.
Was there a quid pro quo for DLF in return for its sweetheart deal with the Congress president’s son-in-law? The Haryana government is silent on Khemka’s letter that suggests there was.