The party has also promised to work towards a Delhi “as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
Throughout India’s freedom struggle, the RSS was subservient to the British, with its leadership prohibiting participation in mass movements.
Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey and the Return of Strongmen shows how the air of contemporary politics across the world, is filled with xenophobia and a fear of the democratically-elected autocrats.
Telegu Desam Party leaders predict that within a year, Naidu’s son will be made party president and will be pitched as a youthful face for the 2019 general elections.
The lowest voting percentage in almost three decades is an indication of how the space for mainstream politics in the Valley has dramatically shrunk.
Faced with BJP’s aggression and a dwindling support base, and bereft of its plank of moral politics and good governance, AAP’s political fortunes look bleak.
Langpoklakpam Jayentakumar Singh said that he had been working with certain “visions” that may not materialise due to “interference”.
Jammu and Kashmir’s power crisis could potentially worsen given the state’s lack of control over the major hydropower projects it depends on for its electricity needs, delays in getting new projects off the ground and the challenges posed by Pakistan.
The party has also accused the BJP of “filth and corruption” and the Aam Aadmi party of “betraying the people”.
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.
While the AAP must take stock of the current political climate, the BJP needs to wade away anti-incumbency that appears to be brewing in the states it rules.
While AAP has lost nearly 44,000 votes in the constituency, Congress managed to increase its vote share from 12% to 33%, a trend the party hopes to carry into the municipal elections.
The Seva Dal has been the Congress’s grassroots organisation since the 1930s, but the party’s failure to promote the Dal is costing it dearly in its battle against the BJP and RSS.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has questioned whether the BJP is attempting to marginalise the minority Christian community.
Vote counting for ten assembly constituencies in eight states – Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Madhya Pradesh – is currently underway.
“The future challenge (for the RSS) would be to create a meta-narrative which can end all sectarian and narrow divisions,” Rakesh Sinha told The Wire.
There is one basic question no one is asking – where does the money come from?
The introduction of a cow surcharge in Rajasthan means that anyone who makes a lease agreement, loans money or rents property, will have to pay an additional surcharge of 10% on stamp duty.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
India has said it will go “out of way” to ensure justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav, warning Pakistan that his execution will have consequences on bilateral ties.
The commission shared the results of its investigation into claims that EVMs were giving out BJP slips regardless of which button was pressed during a demonstration in Bhind, MP
What we are seeing now in the proscription of words does not aim at establishing an unquestionable nation-state, but rather its exact opposite – a provisional nation-state.
The so-called ‘illegal’ slaughterhouses are public municipal slaughterhouses across UP, which have been allowed to sink into abysmal conditions due to utter negligence.
Inconsequential to the state government yet fought fiercely – the effort of many aspirants to establish themselves as the late Jayalalithaa’s ‘true political heir’ makes R.K. Nagar a key by-poll.
The BJP is gradually pushing its Hindutva agenda in Assam and this could have a troubling fallout.
Some may see Abdullah’s statement in support of the stone-pelters as a departure from mainstream politics, but it is a familiar game that every political party has played in Kashmir when in opposition.
The likely success of grand alliance in the recent UP polls suggests that the parties the BJP defeated in 2017 will put in a serious effort to get one going at the national level.
Trying to separate the Bengali from fish will boomerang badly on the Hindutva advocates.
There is no dearth of ideas and claimants for Jinnah House in Mumbai.
Despite Hindi being the language of the UP legislative assembly, BJP members have been allowed to take their oath in Sanskrit, while doing so in Urdu has been disallowed.
There has been much speculation that India might be reconsidering its no first use strategy, but such talk has found few takers in the government. For India, the only true purpose of nuclear weapons are as deterrents.
The Election Commission has defended its voting machines, insisting there is no credible evidence to back claims of tampering.
Pfutsero resident Neingupe Marhu uses his minivan to pick up garbage the local administration has failed to clear.
While Arvind Kejriwal sought a meeting with the chief election commissioner over the issue, the Congress has demanded that the by-elections in the state be conducted using ballot papers.
Some IIM-C staff members say the BJP misled them into attending the event in the guise of resolving a decades-old administrative issue.
Global experience shows that implementing GST caused severe short to medium term disruption in countries’ economies – we shouldn’t expect better from India’s half-baked version either.
Policemen who didn’t file FIRs, journalists who didn’t write questioning reports and former CMs who didn’t push investigations should all get a share of the credit for making Adityanath UP’s chief minister.
It was colour and music to celebrate Gudi Padva, the beginning of the new year but also floats with Shivaji, cannons and men dressed as Indian army soldiers