Hindutva

  • A date with a RSS pracharak

    Let There Be Noise |  Subhajit Sengupta
    I was sitting inside the BJP office in Ghaziabad waiting for the coordinates of the General, candidate from the area, for yet another interview. I...

  • Hindutva agenda intact in BJP manifesto: Prakash Karat 07-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that the Hindutva agendas remain intact in the BJP manifesto, like building the Ram Temple, implementation of uniform civil code and Article 370. The selection of Narendra Modi's s seat from Varanasi shows that the Hindutva agenda is in the forefront as...
  • LS polls: Modi woos Muslims to project himself as an inclusive leader 07-02-2014 08:16 PM

    Ahmedabad: In order to reach out to the Muslim community, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday attended a conclave organised by its business representatives as he called for creating a healthy society by bringing all groups together and adopting a growth model that ensures equality. The three-day conclave,...
  • Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh 16-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. "His (Rahul Gandhi's) intention was not to malign any community. But it was blown out of proportion...
  • Modi too self-obsessed, intoxicated with PM dream: Pilot 25-08-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Slamming Narendra Modi for making rhetorical speeches on every given occasion, Union Minister Sachin Pilot said that the Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief was intoxicated with Prime Ministerial ambitions and is too self-obsessed to see "right from wrong". The Corporate Affairs Minister also accused the...
  • Congress-BJP lock horns over Hindutva in Jharkhand Assembly 28-07-2013 08:09 AM

    The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP were on Saturday locked in a verbal duel over Hindutva issue in the state assembly. "The BJP is proud of Hindutva, as it is a way of life and a lifestyle. Even the Supreme Court has said it is a lifestyle," senior BJP...
  • Amit Shah sparks a storm by reviving BJP's Ram temple promise 06-07-2013 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and the party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah has sparked a controversy by raising the Ram temple issue during his visit to Ayodhya on Saturday. Shah said that the BJP will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya very soon. The BJP leader is...
  • BSP attacks UP government on law and order situation 25-06-2013 12:42 AM

    Ghaziabad: Opposition BSP on Monday attacked the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on the law and order front, saying crime rate witnesses an increase whenever SP comes to power. "Crime rate in state increases whenever Samajwadi Party comes to power," said Satish Chand Mishra, Rajya Sabha MP and BSP...
  • Nitish attacks Modi, says the Gujarat CM blows his own trumpet 19-06-2013 02:59 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) launched a scathing attack on the BJP and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his speech on the confidence motion in Bihar Assembly on Wednesday. During his speech Nitish said that Bihar and the country cannot be ruled by those who practised divisive...
  • K'taka polls: Modi should have been projected as a Hindutva leader, says Sena 12-05-2013 03:55 PM

    NDA ally Shiv Sena has done its own post-mortem of the Karnataka debacle - it says the BJP should have projected Narendra Modi as an outright Hindutva leader instead of trying to project a secular image. ...
  • Modi has to make himself acceptable to the Muslims: Kingshuk Nag 15-04-2013 07:21 PM

    One of the truly enigmatic personalities on the contemporary Indian political canvas, Narendra Damodardas Modi is difficult to ignore. From his humble beginnings as a RSS pracharak to his rise in the Hindutva ranks, and from being Bharatiya Janata Party' master planner to one of the its most popular and...
  • Ayodhya 1992, Gujarat 2002, Mumbai 2012

    The Other |  Nadim Asrar
    Two decades is almost a third of the journey that independent India has covered since 1947. It's been a long journey, chequered with events that...

  • Quota in quota will bolster Hidutva forces: JD(U) 23-12-2011 02:52 PM

    Patna: Congress' decision of carving out a sub-quota for minorities withing the OBCs' 27 per cent quota will "bolster" Hindutva forces and break the social cohesion between OBCs and minorities, the JD(U) claimed on Friday. National spokesman of JD(U), a key NDA ally, Shivanand Tiwari on Friday termed the Congress'...
  • UP Yatra: BJP set to revive Hindutva, temple issue 09-11-2011 02:36 AM

    New Delhi: Not getting the kind of public support it had expected on issues like corruption and law and order, BJP is all set to revive the Hindutva and Ram temple agenda in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with the party planning to wrap up its Jan Swabhiman Yatra at Ayodhya on...
  • BJP set to revive Hindutva, Ram temple in UP 08-11-2011 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Not getting the kind of public support it had expected on issues like corruption and law and order, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to revive the Hindutva and Ram temple agenda in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with the party planning to wrap up its Jan Swabhiman...
  • UP: BJP to revive Hindutva agenda through yatra 08-11-2011 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: Not getting the kind of public support it had expected on issues like corruption and law and order, the BJP is all set to revive the Hindutva and Ram temple agenda in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with the party planning to wrap up its Jan Swabhiman Yatra at Ayodhya...
  • I do not go to temples, says Nitin Gadkari 05-11-2011 08:48 AM

    Panaji: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Friday said though he believes in Hindutva, he does not go to temples, or even perform a puja. "I don't go the temples. I don't perform puja," Gadkari said during an interaction at 'Goa Think Fest 2011'. The BJP president, however, defended his party's...
  • Norway attacker's remote Varanasi connection 27-07-2011 11:31 AM

    Varanasi: Norway's mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, whose bombing and shooting spree in Oslo left atleast 76 people dead, has a remote Indian connection. The combat badges of the 32-year-old's militant outfit were supplied by a weaver in Varanasi. Breivik, a self-proclaimed anti-Muslim fundamentalist, placed an order for preparing an...
  • Norwegian killer's manifesto supports Hindutva 26-07-2011 02:48 PM

    New Delhi: Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed killer of 76 people in the July 22 bomb and gun attacks in Norway, has praised the Hindutva movement and warned that "India will continue to wither and die unless the Indian nationalists consolidate properly and strike to win." The 32-year-old Breivik devotes...
  • Digvijaya stepney to Rahul Gandhi: Uma Bharti 22-06-2011 01:07 PM

    Lucknow: BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday said though the party has faith in Hindutva and the Ram temple issue, they would not be its political agenda for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled for early next year. "I have faith in Hindutva and Ram. We want Ram Rajya here....
  • Jaitley must apologise to the nation: Sibal 27-03-2011 12:54 PM

    New Delhi: A day after WikiLeaks exposed Arun Jaitley's comments on hindutva, Telecom minister Kapil Sibal has slammed the BJP for using it as an opportunistic issue. Sibal capitalised on the WikiLeaks revelations on BJP leader Arun Jaitley to target the main opposition party. He said the leaked US cables...
  • Let us build Ram temple: BJP chief to Muslims 18-02-2010 10:38 PM

    Indore: It was an action packed day one of the BJP's national council and BJP president Nitin Gadkari said it all from attacking dynasty politics of the congress to cracking the whip on indiscipline along with the party's emphasis on its core issue: Building of Ram mandir at Ayodhya. After...