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‘CAMPAIGNERS’ AGAINST GRAFT LEFT DISCREDITED

While some propagate their concern for the poor because of political reasons or simply because it is fashionable, Prime Minister Modi has consistently striven for the empowerment of the underprivileged In a little over 24 hours after he called for a feedback, over five lakh people responded to Prime Minister …

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NEW IDEA OF INDIA HAS RATTLED LEFT-LIBERALS

The Prime Minister has talked of replacing poverty with prosperity, discrimination with equality-equity, dirt with cleanliness, unemployment with employment and opportunity, and despair with hope Not many covered Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the BJP national council meet at Kozhikode on September 24-25, in its entirety. Some sections, driven …

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IN MEMORY OF INDIA’S LITTLE SISTER

As we observe Sister Nivedita’s sesquicentennial this year on October 28, it would be worthwhile to use this day as an opportunity to meditate and delve into her boundless love for India and into the dimensions of her selfless action for India’s self expression India is one. How much of …

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ALWAYS THE IDEAL SWAYAMSEWAK

Through his profound thinking and writings, Deendayal Upadhyaya succeeded in evolving as perhaps one of the most detailed and comprehensive critics of the Nehruvian consensus, allowing alternate political movements to crystallise as a credible option The spark of uncommonness shone early in Deendayal Upadhyaya’s life; it is said that when …

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BLENDING REALISM WITH IDEALISM

Integrality defined Deendayal Upadhyaya’s life and work. A complex polymath, Upadhyaya straddled many worlds and dimensions. Rising from deep poverty, battling against odds, displaying a razor-sharp intellect, he made a lasting contribution to India’s political life Discipline and a political philosophy which had been internalised and dynamically applied, were among …

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FOR HIM, POLITICS WAS WELFARE

Upadhyaya’s observations that political intolerance seems to have been ingrained in the Congress, revealed the party’s true mindset. The Congress has even today been unable to forego this mindset, reflected through the behaviour of some of its leaders in Parliament The problem with the Congress, argued Deendayal Upadhyaya, was that …

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CARRY FORWARD NATIONAL AGENDA

Upadhyaya found that there were insufficient efforts to propagate India’s views. Today, the relentless pursuit of the country’s interest in the comity of nations and Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to the global community, has begun to alter the old perception for the better Against the backdrop of the non-alignment period, …

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BOTH VISIONARY AND PRAGMATIC

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya not only advocated Dharma rajya, a state free of inequality and of division, but his stand on non-alignment is well worth recalling today. It was measured, statesman-like and yet also pointed out the gaps and limitations of such an approach The late philosopher-administrator Chaturvedi Badrinath, (1933-2010) perhaps best …

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A TRIBUTE TO DEENDAYAL UPADHYAYA

In his centenary year, it is worthwhile to remember and pay tribute to the fact that it was primarily due to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s leadership that the Baharatiya Jana Sangh struck deep roots in the Indian political soil and spread across the country In 2016, his centenary year, it is …

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SYMBOLISM OF TIRANGA YATRA

The BJP’s week-long Tiranga Yatra set out a deep message of unity across the country. It talked about four goals viz, protection of national sovereignty, striving to acquire respect in the comity of nations, striving to be materially prosperous and striving to establish a kalyan rajya The Tiranga Yatra, flagged …