Hindutva

  • 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 three-day 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 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 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...
  • Congress-BJP 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 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 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 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 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 hat-trick 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 development-oriented 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 hat-trick 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...
  • Cultural divide leaves Mangalore boiling August 14, 2012

    Mangalore: From an outsiders point of view, Mangalore with its booming economy looks like any other cosmopolitan city in the making. However, behind this facade is a deep divide within the society which is leading to frequent frictions that some call ‘attack on individuals freedom’; while others describe it as...
  • RSS attacks Nitish over 'secular PM' remark June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In an apparent attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his "prime minister should have secular credentials" remark, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has batted for Narendra Modi, saying such comments are being made for vote-bank politics and minority appeasement. Soon after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments last...
  • Modi vs Nitish: Will 'Hindutva' politics break up the NDA? June 20, 2012

    Bhagwat comes out in open support of Modi as a potential PM candidate, even as Nitish escalates his war within the NDA. ...
  • Quota in quota will bolster Hidutva forces: JD(U) December 23, 2011

    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' proposed...
  • UP Yatra: BJP set to revive Hindutva, temple issue November 9, 2011

    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 November 8, 2011

    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 November 8, 2011

    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 November 5, 2011

    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'. ...
  • Norway attacker's remote Varanasi connection July 27, 2011

    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 embroidered...
  • Norwegian killer's manifesto supports Hindutva July 26, 2011

    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 a...
  • Digvijaya stepney to Rahul Gandhi: Uma Bharti June 22, 2011

    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. The...
  • Jaitley must apologise to the nation: Sibal March 28, 2011

    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 have...