The way some politicians made a string of visits to the murdered boy’s family helped in giving a communal undertone to the crime, which prima facie looks like a result of family outrage.
Anti-Muslim sentiment precipitated by the riot may help the BJP diffuse caste contradictions in central Uttar Pradesh and challenge Yadav dominance at the grassroots.
The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag.
The direct contest between the Congress and the BJP has become a triangular fight with the entry of a regional party.
The next time a Vinay Katiyar makes a claim to turn mosques, mausoleums and memorials into temples, the least one can do is cite Mookerjee’s impartial view.
Those raging at the murder of Ankit and using this occasion to attack secular voices are either wilfully uninformed innocents or intentionally wicked.
The order, which warns of ‘strict disciplinary action’ against erring personnel, also restricts members of the police from sharing any political messages on social media.
Vinod Dua discusses Amit Shah’s defence of Modi’s ‘pakoda’ comment in the Rajya Sabha.
Saying that it was ‘Modiji who personally got the deal done’, the Congress president’s barb comes a day after after the defence minister claimed that a secrecy pact between France and India prevented her from divulging details.
Shiv Sena, the oldest ally of the ruling BJP, has decided to go it alone in the 2019 elections. Sanjay Raut says his party is ready to face the fall-out.
In his maiden Rajya Sabha speech, the BJP chief also pitched for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections.
The proposed amendment to the already repealed FCRA 1976, tucked away in the last page of the Finance Bill, is akin to trying to conduct a heart or liver transplant on a person who has been dead for seven years.
In conversation with Gujral on the 2018 Budget, future of the NDA, BJP’s treatment of its allies, ‘Padmaavat’, Rajasthan by polls and more.
Manoj Tiwari’s remarks came a day after Ankit Saxena was killed in Delhi’s Khyala area on Thursday night.
In an interview, Sangma talks about why the NPP is contesting only 53 of 60 seats without the BJP as its ally and the party’s plans to expand its base in the Northeast.
According to Pilot, a “lot of people who had been swayed by the BJP’s propaganda have now returned to the Congress”.
Vinod Dua discusses allocation to agriculture in the Union Budget 2018 and VIP culture in India.
The finance minister has discovered the garib and has felt compelled to make a pretence of quelling the farmers’ anger, just as he has given a cold shoulder to the urban middle classes.
The finance minister has made a big announcement on minimum support price, but he should make it clear whether all he is promising is to take the prices back to the UPA levels.
At a meeting with party leaders, Naidu voiced his disappointment over the lack of any allocations for the state to fulfil commitments made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.
The BJP’s by-poll defeat in Rajasthan and West Bengal will likely be a big cause of concern for the Modi-Shah duo.
We don’t have a prime minister like Vajpayee today who can remind a chief minister about his duty as a ruler towards the people.
Even as schemes have received minimal allocations, this budget signals an important shift in the political narrative. Gone is the focus on jobs, skills, aspirations and empowerment.
The government’s announcement of the National Health Protection Scheme for 10 crore families is, in fact, a massive insurance scheme for 50 crore of India’s poorest.
Vinod Dua breaks down the Union Budget 2018.
According to the opposition, the budget is mere ‘lip-service paid in the name of the farmers and the poor’ and will not have any real impact.
The parties will now get a free pass for violations of the law going back 40 years.
The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu talks to Yamini Aiyar, president and chief executive of the Centre for Policy Research.
The army said it had no choice but to defend itself when it was attacked by an unruly mob with stones.
What does this New India wooed by Modi, and his new friends in the East alike, mean for the Indian at home?
“It is not an organisation but a national movement,” Yashwant Sinha said about the new political platform that seeks to take the Centre on over its policies.
The tiranga is only superficially our national flag when used to embarrass, frighten or subdue an individual or community. When used in this way, it loses its essence.
While BJP leaders walked out of the meeting alleging they had been “heckled and attacked”, AAP leaders said the BJP was objecting to media presence.
The court has asked Haryana, Rajasthan and UP to respond to a plea seeking contempt proceedings against the states for not following orders on curbing such violence.
“The forum is for leaders who are concerned with the prevailing situation in the country,” Sinha said.
Karan Thapar interviews former three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit about her memoir ‘Citizen Delhi – My Times, My Life’.
Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the communal violence in Kasganj and hooliganism by members of the Karni Sena with Smita Gupta from The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy and Vinod Agnihotri, Consulting Editor at Amar Ujala.
Prudent Electoral Trust donated 89% of its total contributions to BJP, while Janta Nirvachak Electoral Trust donated 100% of its total income to the party.
A dig through the archives reveals just how curious it is for RSS and BJP to dictate to all Indians how and when they need to display their patriotism.
There has been no improvement in India’s track record in prosecuting journalist murders, but the time for justice is long overdue.