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BJP’S JOURNEY TO SCALE NEW HEIGHTS HAS BEGUN

Observers and political practitioners have spoken of the organisational restructuring of the BJP as a challenge that needs to be addressed. But the party has already initiated the process ever since Amit Shah took over While inaugurating the second BJP State library named after the Jana Sangh stalwart and social reformer Nanaji Deshmukh, in …

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NO SILENCE OF LAMBS IN MAMATA’S BENGAL

This Ram Navami was a sure sign that West Bengal was trying to emerge out of the cycle of degeneration it has been consigned to. The response to a call for celebrating the occasion was a re-assertion of Hindu right In the first week of April, Ram Navami was celebrated …

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TODAY’S CHANAKYA AND HIS STRUGGLING RIVALS

Ideological re-vitalisation at a time of a general de-ideologisation has been one of BJP president Amit Shah’s most important contributions to the party in the last few years that he has been at the helm When he had made his entrée into a national role, one point that BJP president …

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GROWING DESPERATION IN ANTI-MODI CAMP

The surprise or the umbrage by BJP’s rivals is primarily because in the last 10 years, we have lost the habit and sense of seeing a Prime Minister actively and vigorously participate in the electoral process As the campaigning in Uttar Pradesh drew to a close on the evening of …

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BETRAYAL OF IDEOLOGY, STRUGGLES AND IDEA

The irony of Lohiaites tying up with the Congress is not lost on anyone. Ram Manohar Lohia had launched a new narrative of anti-Congressism, but his so-called disciples have jettisoned the Lohiaite dream Ram Manohar Lohia once wrote how the Congress and communist parties “all claiming to be national, secular …

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FOR THEM, VIOLENCE AND KILLING IS LEGITIMATE

Mamata’s neo-Razakars The Trinamool Congress’s menacing brigade is on a marauding rampage in West Bengal West Bengal, under Trinamool Congress rule directed by Mamata Banerjee, is facing a series of challenges that is fast posing a serious threat to its very democratic structure and future. In fact, under Banerjee, the …

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PRIME MINISTER MODI, BEREFT OF FAMILY POLITICS

Amidst the motley and voluble conglomeration of political family enthusiasts, Modi stands out as being starkly different. Because of this, denigration is spewed towards him by those in whom family worship is ingrained In a dynasty obsessed political culture and climate, where great energy and strategic capital is put to …

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SWAMI AND NATIONALISTS. STORIES OF INSPIRATION

Vivekananda’s national appeal was not limited to a section but embraced the teeming millions of India, both high and low, rich and poor; it was all-encompassing and all-inclusive and served to rouse many Indians In their struggle for freedom, Indian nationalists were deeply inspired by the life and message of …

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MONUMENTAL BETRAYAL OF BENGAL, ITS VALUES

The State faces an existential and identity crisis, with the growth of jihadism and rabid Islamist lumpens aided and supported by the party in power. It poses a severe challenge to the well-being of the State itself I mourn for Bengal, because Bengal has pushed itself into an apparently inextricable …

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TRACING HISTORY OF BLACK MONEY: PAST AND PRESENT

Amit Shah’s point that the BJP has been fighting against black money since the days of the Jana Sangh has put many in the spot, especially the Congress, which allowed this practice and habit to grow During a media tête-a-tête last week, BJP president Amit Shah publicly spoke of the need to …