HINDUTVA

  • Sushma pushes for declaring Bhagwad Gita as national scripture, faces opposition's wrath December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, another BJP leader and Union Minister has come under fire for her comments. This time it is External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is drawing severe criticism for her remark over Bhagwad Gita being declared as "Rashtriya Granth" (national scripture). Speaking at...
  • Strong possibility of Sena coming together with BJP: Manohar Joshi November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena Manohar Joshi on Monday claimed that there was a strong likelihood of the party coming together with the Bharatiya Janata Party on principles of Hindutva. "There is a strong likelihood of the Shiv Sena coming together with the BJP on the principles of Hindutva. But we do...
  • Six Left parties holds meeting, calls nationwide campaign against Modi government's policies November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: All six Left parties held a meeting on Saturday to decide on working together as a pressure block and launch a nationwide joint protest campaign against communalism and the problems afflicting the people's lives and livelihood. CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat has called for a nationwide campaign against...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat says Hindutva is India's 'national identity', Opposition condemns live telecast of speech by DD October 3, 2014

    Nagpur: In an address whose live telecast by Doordarshan sparked a controversy, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday described Hindutva as the country's "national identity" and the "thread of unity" running through its diversities. Speaking at the customary function on Dusshera which coincides with 89th foundation day of his...
  • Will abide by constitutional modalities: Smriti Irani on school books September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday rejected allegations that her ministry was trying to push books written by Hindutva ideologues, saying it will abide by "constitutional modalities" before taking any step. Emphasising on a new education policy for the country, she said deliberations will begin from next year...
  • RSS's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India: CPM August 20, 2014

    Chennai: The claim of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva its identity is a "challenge" to the concept of secular India, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday. "RSS head Mohan Bhagwat has repeated his claim time and again. It is a basic...
  • Hindutva is not 'Hinduism' but 'Hinduness', says RSS August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for its chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Tuesday said that Hindutva does not mean 'Hinduism' but 'Hinduness'. According to Sangh's AllIndia Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya, Hindutva is like the flow of the Ganga and what the Sangh chief had said in Mumbai has...
  • RSS stands by Bhagwat's 'India a Hindu nation' remark August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS spokesman and its senior functionary Manmohan Vaidya on Monday defended Sangh chief Mohanrao Bhagwat's statement on India's Hindu origin. Explaining the RSS stand, Vaidya said, "Bharat and Hindutva are akin to the flow of the Ganga which assimilates Yamuna and many other rivers and yet maintains its...
  • RSS practicing politics of hatred: SP attacks Bhagwat for controversial remarks August 18, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came under attack from Samajwadi Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. It accused the Sangh of practising politics of "hatred and separatism." "They use such words and language to fan social tension," SP spokesperson Rajendra...
  • Congress calls RSS chief's comments an attempt to polarise society August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off another controversy by saying that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. The Congress party hit out at Bhagwat saying there has been a constant attempt to polarise the society. Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, "There...
  • India is a Hindu nation, says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. "Hindustan is a Hindu nation. Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others (religions) in itself," he said. ...
  • If people of England are English, why are Hindustanis not called Hindus: RSS chief August 10, 2014

    Cuttack: If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why not all inhabitants of Hindustan known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday. "The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants...
  • Security in beefed up in UP for 'Alvida Ki Namaz' on Friday July 24, 2014

    The state government has beefed up the security in Western UP districts adjoining Moradabad in view of Vishwa Hindutva Parishad (VHP)'s proposed Jalabhishek march, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s protest and Congress' peace march in Kanth area of Moradabad on Friday. The situation is expected to remain tense due to the...
  • Hindutva agenda intact in BJP manifesto: Prakash Karat April 7, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    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 threeday conclave, "Ummat...
  • Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh November 16, 2013

    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 InterServices 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 August 25, 2013

    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 BJP...
  • CongressBJP lock horns over Hindutva in Jharkhand Assembly July 28, 2013

    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 leader...
  • Amit Shah sparks a storm by reviving BJP's Ram temple promise July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and the party's Uttar Pradesh incharge 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 June 25, 2013

    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 June 19, 2013

    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 politics...
  • K'taka polls: Modi should have been projected as a Hindutva leader, says Sena May 12, 2013

    NDA ally Shiv Sena has done its own postmortem 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 April 15, 2013

    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...
  • Dialogue best way to solve Ayodhya dispute: Uma Bharti April 1, 2013

    Bhopal/New Delhi: BJP leader Uma Bharti, who was appointed party vice president on Sunday, said the best way to find a solution to the Ayodhya dispute was through talks. Uma Bharti, who has been associated with the Ramjanambhoomi movement, said in Bhopal that the solution to the "land dispute" in Ayodhya...
  • Vivekananda was the father of political Hinduism: Jyotirmaya Sharma March 18, 2013

    Author and Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad Jyotirmaya Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'Cosmic Love and Human Apathy'. Q. How much of Vivekananda's legacy is a result of how what is attributed to him has been strung together by those that came after...
  • We have demonstrated our commitment to justice: Sheshadri Chari on Afzal Guru hanging February 9, 2013

    Is the Afzal Guru hanging a mark of UPA's desperation? BJP's National Executive member Sheshadri Chari joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I appreciate you for being sensible participants among the panelist. I look forward for same firmness and determinations. However, hanging Afzal guru means that the...
  • Ready to go to jail for Hindutva: Praveen Togadia February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: In line of fire over his alleged hate speech, VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Saturday said he was ready to go to jail for the sake of Hindutva. "I am ready to go to jail...I am ready to do anything for Hindutva," Togadia, who is at the Kumbh Mela,...
  • I don't like the term right wing terror, I prefer 'Hindutva' terror: Praveen Swami February 8, 2013

    India has long been a victim of jehadi terror but most of it has been sponsored from across the border. But the Samjhauta Express blast, the Hyderabad blasts, hate speeches by the likes of Togadia and disruption of art shows in the name of hurting religious sensibilities bring us to...
  • Modi scores a hattrick in Gujarat, starts Delhi campaign December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to yet another win in Gujarat Assembly elections, Narendra Modi, a developmentoriented and clean leader for his supporters and a despicable politician for his opponents, is clearly eyeing a bigger role in national politics. Modi scored a hattrick of electoral victories in...
  • Gujarat: Modi the new avatar of Hindutva? December 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's hold over the Hindu vote bank in the state has made organisations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad irrelevant in the battle for Gujarat. He may have tried Sadbhavna Yatra to connect with the Muslims and for national political acceptance, but in the Gujarat elections...