articles by Chandrakant Naidu

Politics

Why BJP's victory in Haryana should worry Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal

BJP’s sterling performance in Haryana has left signs of anxiety among Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s supporters.

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RSS cleans up house: Controversial No. 2 Suresh Soni ousted

Few RSS functionaries were involved in as many controversies as Soni.

India

Nobel Peace awardee Kailash Satyarthi not recognised in his own state Madhya Pradesh

His work spoke loud enough for him to get a Nobel Peace Prize. But governments in Kailash Satyarthi’s home state, Madhya Pradesh failed to recognise him.

India

Vande Mataram to cow urine test: ‘No Muslims at Garba’ campaign achieves less

Coming at the start of Navratri, the communal clashes were initially seen as Muslims reacting to the VHP’s ban. Others see it as an attempt to embarrass Modi.

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By-poll shocker to trouble with allies: Is Amit Shah floundering as BJP president?

Why has the slide in BJP’s fortune coincided with the ascent of Amit Shah as the head of the party?

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The bypoll message: ‘Don’t make us party to your hate campaign, let us be’

The strongest message from voters in the latest round of bypolls in Uttar Pradesh is this: “Let us be. Don’t tinker with the idea of India. Don’t impose on us your perverse interpretation of the world around. We don’t want to be party to your hate games.”

India

Pamphlets to garba bans: How Hindutva groups are upping the ante on 'love jihad'

In Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, fringe Hindutva groups have begun very different campaigns against 'love jihad'.

India

Once a Dalit, always a Dalit: Why reconversion is a big farce

What remains unaddressed though is the government’s utter failure to check discrimination that drove Dalits to the other faiths.

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100 days: Why the hype around Modi Raj is overdone

Here’s why the Modi government is has disappointed more than it has brought cheer.

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100 days: 'Policies' the Modi govt and BJP won't talk about

A few of PM Modi's government "policies", it would love to brush under the carpet. From tainted ministers to copying UPA, we take a look at these policies.

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By-elections fail to cheer Congress in Madhya Pradesh

Saffron has been the hue in Madhya Pradesh for the past ten years and barring the Guna and Chhindwara seats the BJP swept all 27 Lok Sabha seats in May.

India

Hindutva’s latest shame: Celebrating Ananthamurthy's death

Last week’s incidents have ironically justified Ananthamurthy’s fears about a "shift in our civilisation" if Narendra Modi came to power. "I have a feeling that we may slowly lose our democratic or civil rights when there's a bully," he had said.

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Corruption is cancer alright, but is the Modi government serious about it?

The removal of Sanjeev Chaturvedi the chief vigilance officer of AIIMS a day after Modi’s observation that corruption was a bigger disease than cancer has set tongues wagging within the ruling party too.

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Hemant Soren booed: Dear PM Modi, can you please make your supporters behave?

Modi apologists would have us believe that the treatment that the chief ministers are subjected to is a sign of his popularity and of the public disapproval of the latter. But they seem to forget that he is the prime minister of the country now, not the party poll campaigner.

India

Crime in uniform: How Madhya Pradesh police’s dubious record evades scrutiny

For three successive years, Madhya Pradesh has led the graph for crime against women with 4,335 cases of rape. So far this year, as many as 1106 cases have been registered in the first quarter itself.

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Bhagwat's 'Hindustan' theory reflects RSS fear of irrelevance under Modi

Bhagwat’s arguments may be opaque, but his motives are not. While the ruling party keeps compromising the core saffron agenda, the RSS has to stay in the news to quell any rising doubts about its relevance in the changed scenario.

India

Narmada dam: Is Madhya Pradesh govt’s rehabilitation claim genuine?

The deficient flow in the river led to another question on whether a taller Sardar Sarovar dam would slake the parched fields of Madhya Pradesh or meet the power generation needs of Gujarat.

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RSS offers BJP two-year respite but differences on Centre's policies continue

The parent body of the BJP is aware of the huge expectations built up on the government. In view of the elections scheduled in some states it would need to keep the flock together through tough talk while winking at some compromises being made to woo the voter.

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Natwar Singh on Sonia Gandhi: Leave the disgruntled ex-courtier aside

Sonia Gandhi has expectedly trashed Natwar’s claims. So it his word against hers now. Sonia says she would have to write a book to put the record straight. Till then “One life is not enough”.

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Move over Nagpur, Bhopal is the new hub of Sangh action

This will be the first major interactive session of the office-bearers of the RSS and the BJP after the formation of the NDA government long term plans for the organisation would form the core agenda.