BJP’s sterling performance in Haryana has left signs of anxiety among Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s supporters.
Few RSS functionaries were involved in as many controversies as Soni.
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.
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.
Why has the slide in BJP’s fortune coincided with the ascent of Amit Shah as the head of the party?
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.”
In Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, fringe Hindutva groups have begun very different campaigns against 'love jihad'.
What remains unaddressed though is the government’s utter failure to check discrimination that drove Dalits to the other faiths.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.