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Sep 1, 2014

India’s Abe: Is Narendra Modi’s Japan fixation really such a good idea?

There are more similarities between Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi than immediately apparent. But Japan's success has its limits, and Abenomics may not be the mantra for Modi to adopt. #Abenomics #ConnectTheDots #Hindu nationalism #India #Indian prime minister #Japan #Kyoto #Modinomics #Narendra Modi #nuclear cooperation #Right wing #Shinzo Abe #Tokyo #Varanasi #World War II

Sep 1, 2014

‘Reconverting’ churches, Christians: BJP’s ‘Hindu Samaj’ strategy in UP

Seventy-two Valmikis reconverted to Hinduism in Aligarh, their church turned into a Shiva temple. But there is more to the RSS efforts for this 'ghar wapasi' than meets the eye. #Amit Shah #Assembly Elections 2014 #BJP #BSP #communal incidents #Dalit votes #Hindu-Muslim clashes #Mayawati #Meerut #Moradabad #Muzaffarnagar #PoliticsDecoder #Uttar Pradesh

Aug 29, 2014

Najma Heptullah clarifies: Said ‘Hindi’ not ‘Hindu’, we are all Indians

Heptullah, who has remained silent on the issue of Hindutva so far, was quoted as saying that the idea of Indians being 'Hindus' had 'evolved in history'. #al-hind #BJP #Hindus #Hindutva #Hindutva debate #India #Mohan Bhagwat #Najma Hepatullah #Politics #RSS #sushma swaraj #TheySaidIt #Venkaiah Naidu

Aug 28, 2014

Rajnath takes a stand: BJP’s internal feud or the usual grind of politics?

Rumours are flying thick and fast that the Union home minister's Pankaj Singh was denied a BJP ticket for the Assembly bypoll from Noida as he had allegedly auctioned off appointments. #Amit Shah #BJP #Congress #Narendra Modi #Pankaj Singh #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Rajnath Singh #States

Aug 28, 2014

Lessons from Bihar: Jolted BJP, optimistic Cong gear up for Gujarat by-polls

The Gujarat bypoll is not the cakewalk it appears. Without Modi or Amit Shah, with a phalanx of fresh faces and with a chief minister keen to prove herself amid a suddenly energised Opposition, the BJP will be keenly tested in September. #Amit Shah #Anandiben Patel #Assembly Elections 2014 #Congress #Gujarat #Gujarat bypolls #Maharashtra #Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Sharad Yadav

Aug 27, 2014

Backed by PM Modi, Rajnath Singh says will quit politics if allegations proved

There's trouble brewing in the top leadership of the ruling BJP. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, considered No 2 in the Narendra Modi government, is reportedly upset with a certain ministerial colleague for spreading 'malicious and false stories' about his son Pankaj. #BJP #India #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Rajnath Singh #Uttar Pradesh

Aug 27, 2014

Guess who’s talking: Let’s play ‘spot the difference’ between the RSS and the Left

Modi's India has made for some strange political bedfellows. Sometimes if you don't know who is talking it could be the Leftists or the RSS. #BJP #BJP vs RSS #Communist Party #CPI(M) #Left #Modi #Modi government #Right #RSS

Aug 27, 2014

Margdarshak mandal: Shabby treatment of seniors, or a brave new BJP?

Questions are also being raised if the Margdarshak Mandal will at all be functional or will it simply remain as a symbolic body to accommodate the veterans and lessen the degree of humiliation which would be more in case of a direct ouster. #Amit Shah #Atal Bihai Vajpayee #BJP #BJP Parliamentary Board #Central Election Committee #LK Advani #Margdarshak Mandal #Mohan Bhagwat #Murli Manohar Joshi #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #RSS