In the final instance, both Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, and terror-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, represent the essence and inner soul of the RSS-BJP. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, who currently call the shots in the government and the party, are quintessential examples of how the hardline operates with not even a pretence of either inner-party democracy, or belief in secular pluralism of the Indian Constitution. The typical bigoted and abusive troll or bhakt, who have no sense of post-independent India’s history, is thereby the fundamental scaffolding of this party.
Amit Sen Gupta
So, don’t say, they did not warn you! India – be prepared
If evidence was ever required to show how the influence of Hindu right wing grew in India, just pick up journalist and author Akshaya Mukul’s `Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India’. The book tells the story of two Marwari businessmen, Jaydayal Goyandka and Hanuman Prasad Poddar, who in 1920 set up the Gita Press and the Kalyan magazine.
Was he really in the wrong party? Vajpayee laid the foundations for the expansion of the BJP in everyway from its pro-business slant to its position towards minorities in the country
Prominent journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in front of her by unknown assailants in a pattern that is consistent with the death of MM Kalburgi
Hardnews Bureau Delhi
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Shalini Sharma Delhi
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Hardnews Bureau Delhi
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Nikhil Thiyyar Kayamkulam
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