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'Parted ways with BJP, not Hindutva,' says Uddhav Thackeray in Ayodhya; Maharashtra CM announces Rs 1 crore for Ram Temple
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'Parted ways with BJP, not Hindutva,' says Uddhav Thackeray in Ayodhya; Maharashtra CM announces Rs 1 crore for Ram Temple

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray stressed on Saturday that his party, the Shiv Sena, is committed to Hindutva even though it has broken ties with the BJP

With BJP surging in Telangana, expect party to intensify anti-KCR campaign, make use of lessons from Bengal
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With BJP surging in Telangana, expect party to intensify anti-KCR campaign, make use of lessons from Bengal

With the NDA not in the need of any fresh allies, the BJP is plannnig to corner KCR over his Muslim appeasement politics in Telangana; KCR's embracing of AIMIM is likely to be the main political plank of BJP in the coming days

Muslim voters in Amethi's Jais rue lack of development, but baulk at idea of voting for BJP; blame party's polarised campaign
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Muslim voters in Amethi's Jais rue lack of development, but baulk at idea of voting for BJP; blame party's polarised campaign

The BJP offers development to Muslim voters in Amethi, but the saffron party's Hindutva politics is likely to force them to vote for Congress as for them survival and honour trump development

How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 5: Gauraksha goes mainstream, Hindu groups launch National Cow Weekly in Udupi
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How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 5: Gauraksha goes mainstream, Hindu groups launch National Cow Weekly in Udupi

The Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS) picked up gauraksha as one of its primary action points immediately after its formation. In 1952, a national call was given by the BJS and the RSS to observe 26 October as Anti-Cow Slaughter Day and to collect signatures against slaughter.

BJP picks Hindu-majority Pathanamthitta to unleash Hindutva politics in Kerala, equates Sabarimala with Ayodhya
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BJP picks Hindu-majority Pathanamthitta to unleash Hindutva politics in Kerala, equates Sabarimala with Ayodhya

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has converted Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency as a laboratory for testing the hard line by equating the Sabarimala temple issue with the volatile Ram temple issue in Ayodhya.

The making of toxic Hindu masculinity
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The making of toxic Hindu masculinity

The threat to an imagined ancient Hindu manhood is sought to be countered through a variety of modern symbols: Hanuman is now a brawny, scowling figure and a six-pack Shiva marshals his trishul like a laser gun

Congress' indecision may make BJP's return 'possible' as national security replaces cow, Hindutva as key poll issue
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Congress' indecision may make BJP's return 'possible' as national security replaces cow, Hindutva as key poll issue

The Congress, the only party that could have actually stopped the BJP, is playing dead, except for occasional outbursts on Rafale

BJP needs Karnataka to push its hardline Hindutva politics ahead of general elections; Congress unfazed by reprised strategy
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BJP needs Karnataka to push its hardline Hindutva politics ahead of general elections; Congress unfazed by reprised strategy

Ahead of the general election, the BJP needs Karnataka for two reasons — one, to dislodge the idea that a coalition government can function well so the party leadership gets to snub the mahagatbandhan (grand alliance) at the national level, and two, to carry on its Hindutva politics.

Narendra Modi's Ram Mandir comments dent major Congress talking point, shore up his base ahead of 2019
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Narendra Modi's Ram Mandir comments dent major Congress talking point, shore up his base ahead of 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made clear five things during his interview with ANI

Ram temple ordinance can be considered only after legal process ends, says Narendra Modi; accuses Congress of creating 'obstacles' in SC
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Ram temple ordinance can be considered only after legal process ends, says Narendra Modi; accuses Congress of creating 'obstacles' in SC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made it clear that any decision on bringing an ordinance on Ram temple can be considered only after the judicial process ends.

NIA anti-terror raids: Islamic State might be dead abroad, but hate politics is fuelling its resurrection in India
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NIA anti-terror raids: Islamic State might be dead abroad, but hate politics is fuelling its resurrection in India

In interrogations by the NIA, half the suspects said communalism — ranging from riots to compulsory yoga practice — led them to join the Islamic State. Barely half of them cited the global Islamist project that underpins the Islamic State

Ram Temple over development appears to be BJP’s strategy for 2019; MPs, Hindutva groups mount pressure on leadership
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Ram Temple over development appears to be BJP’s strategy for 2019; MPs, Hindutva groups mount pressure on leadership

Given all the Ram Temple-leaning signs the BJP has shown in recent months, it looks like the party is ready to stick with its saffron strategy and go ahead with its temple first, development later line of work.

Narendra Modi should know that vitriol of Hindutva, renaming of cities won't woo voters; he has a lot to fix before 2019
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Narendra Modi should know that vitriol of Hindutva, renaming of cities won't woo voters; he has a lot to fix before 2019

Whatever good the Narendra Modi government has done these past four years, including putting India right up there on the global map, was getting lost in the dross of religion and Hindutva-oriented sentiments.

Silence of the Muslims: Congress' Hindutva shows death of 'secularism', gives BJP chance to set new inclusive agenda
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Silence of the Muslims: Congress' Hindutva shows death of 'secularism', gives BJP chance to set new inclusive agenda

Muslims, who were central to any election debate in India till 2014, suddenly find themselves sidelined as the country is moving away from secularism to Hindutva politics.

Rajinikanth, Kamal and their divergent politics: Superstar projects allegiance to BJP, Haasan sticks with secular forces
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Rajinikanth, Kamal and their divergent politics: Superstar projects allegiance to BJP, Haasan sticks with secular forces

There is an unambiguous political ideology distinction emerging in Tamil Nadu. On one side you have superstar Rajinikanth, an actor who has openly shown fealty to the Bharatiya Janata Party — especially with his latest comment about how the Opposition should be scared of the BJP. Then there is Kamal Haasan.

After Shambhulal Regar, Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena gives Dadri accused Rupendra Rana Lok Sabha ticket from Noida
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After Shambhulal Regar, Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena gives Dadri accused Rupendra Rana Lok Sabha ticket from Noida

The Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena is expected to announce Dadri lynching accused Rupendra Rana as its candidate from a Noida constituency on Monday evening.

Hindutva, intolerance in focus at launch of book on LM Singhvi; Pranab Mukherjee remembers statesman's work
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Hindutva, intolerance in focus at launch of book on LM Singhvi; Pranab Mukherjee remembers statesman's work

At a panel discussion after the launch of 'India's Vibgyor Man', politicians discussed the state of intolerance in India and whether Hindutva was a threat to democracy.

Trinamool's descent into Hindutva politics on Ram Navami is unprincipled and strategically dangerous for Bengal
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Trinamool's descent into Hindutva politics on Ram Navami is unprincipled and strategically dangerous for Bengal

Trinamool leaders announced that they would support (read, also organise) Ram Navami processions, which would, however, be peaceful and unarmed, and accompanied by cultural programmes

Meghalaya Election: No pre-poll alliance with BJP, says NPP chief Conrad Sangma, terms Hindutva politics a Congress creation
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Meghalaya Election: No pre-poll alliance with BJP, says NPP chief Conrad Sangma, terms Hindutva politics a Congress creation

Ahead of Meghalaya Assembly polls, NPP chief Conrad Sangma speaks with Firstpost about his political journey, siblings, proposed alliance with BJP, and his positioning as the main rival to incumbent chief minister Mukul Sangma

Vengara bypoll results: BJP’s dismal performance shows party's Hindutva politics has failed to impress Kerala
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Vengara bypoll results: BJP’s dismal performance shows party's Hindutva politics has failed to impress Kerala

The Vengara bypoll result was the most humiliating for BJP, which is on a mission to make inroads into deep south before the 2019 General Elections to Lok Sabha