The ascendancy of Deendayal Upadhyay, who abhorred the idea of secularism, opposed Hindu-Muslim unity and aimed to build a Hindu rashtra, in current political discourse is a sign of things to come.
Vinod Dua talks about Nitish Kumar’s alliance with the BJP and RSS pracharak and national executive member Indresh Kumar’s plan to defeat China.
The opposition will have to go back to the drawing board to review how it must respond to the developing political dynamics as the BJP tightens its vice-like grip.
According to the BJP, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi and their children have acquired Rs 950 crore of benaami property over the last decade. Here’s a look at some of the specifics.
Let’s not harbour illusions about what constitutes corruption. Political corruption includes using the state to organise violence or doing nothing in the face of killings.
Modi asked all MPs to hold events similar to last year’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to celebrate Independence Day and the anniversary of the Quit India movement.
The CPI(M)’s central committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is currently discussing if it should elect Sitaram Yechury for a third Rajya Sabha term.
Kovind is India’s second Dalit president, after K.R. Narayanan.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh raised four questions to Venkaiah Naidu, two about recent events and two about cases from 15 years ago.
The latest bribery scandal, relating to Medical Council of India clearance for colleges, has once again revealed the factionalism within the Kerala BJP.
Meira Kumar polled 34.35% of valid votes, making her’s the best performance by a losing candidate in the presidential poll in nearly 50 years.
The ambitious Modi-Shah duo are keen to break Congress chief minister Madhav Sinh Solanki’s record 149 seats out of 182 in the 1985 elections – a mark they could not cross even when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
A lingering question is whether the governor was correct to invoke the power of the assembly to settle a dispute within a party even when there was no question of a constitutional crisis.
While the NHAI officials have denied any knowledge of the money found in media kits, the incident is being viewed as BJP’s attempt to unethically influence the political narrative in the state.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
His election is a key element of the party’s strategy for the 2019 election, and its aftermath.
The show was to run for a year but was cancelled within two and a half months by the management
Kovind polled a total of 2,930 votes with the value of 7,02,044 (a total of 65.65% votes) while Kumar got 1,844 votes with a value of 3,67,314.
The social media post by 59-year-old Manzoor Ahmad allegedly praised the Pakistan army.
The book also mentions Maharana Pratap as the only “national element” who didn’t sell himself to Akbar.
As Rajya Sabha Debates Lynching, Opposition Alleges RSS Role, Naqvi Says Violence Not About Religion
Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP was the only party benefitting from such incidents and urged it to give up “vote politics.”
Members of parliament and legislators in 31 states today turned out in large numbers to vote for the next president of India.
The Madhya Pradesh minister has been disqualified as a legislator for using paid news in his election campaign and not furnishing proper accounts of poll expenses.
The decision to nominate Venkaiah Naidu was taken at today’s parliamentary board meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In conversation with the former Union minister on Narendra Modi’s rule, the future of the BJP and a possible alternative alliance.
The strength of the first-ever BJP-led coalition government in Manipur has increased to 40 in the 60-member House, with two Congress MLAs joining.
Activists report growing discrimination against queer persons parallel to the rise of the BJP-led government, which they accuse of demonising deviance and fuelling homophobia.
The public broadcaster – which runs Doordarshan and AIR – has apparently been asked to give up its PTI and UNI subscriptions and rely instead on Hindustan Samachar.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
As democratic institutions – cabinet, bureaucracy, media, presidency and judiciary – weaken, the Modi establishment is riding high on overconfidence. This is bad news for the Indian polity.
The BJP is expected to announce their vice-presidential candidate after a meeting with Prime Minister Modi and the party’s parliamentary board.
In the 82nd episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses how the BJP IT cell indulges in organised trolling, and the imposition of linguistic nationalism in India.
Tracking the incidents of lynching over cow slaughter and the possession and consumption of beef from September 2015 to July 2017.
Can Tejaswi Yadav be the leader Bihar needs? Does he have the courage to tell his party that despite the trust they put in him, he must resign because something much bigger is at stake?
In the eightieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent spate of fake news published by some members of BJP and Air India’s decision to not provide non-veg meals for its domestic economy passengers.
BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s use of a Gujarat riot photo when talking about West Bengal tells us the party is beyond caring about truth and authenticity.
With its engrained anti-Muslim agenda, the current political regime may find it problematic to hold up its image as a champion of Muslim women.
In 2006-07, the BJP-governed Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to demolish two historical Islamic structures for ‘road expansion’.
In conversation with The Wire, political scientist Jyotirmaya Sharma talks about the dangers of M.S. Golwalkar’s views, the uselessness of the ICPR and more.