Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Topic: Hindutva

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath welcomes artistes dressed up as Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman in Ayodhya | Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Ram Mandir is so 1992 and Modi knows it

Hindutva can't be the main narrative of the BJP for 2019 - and if it is, will backfire.
Congress leaders

Karnataka bypoll results show opposition math & absence of Modi can easily trounce BJP

BJP hopes to counter this strategy with what it believes to be its trump cards — Modi, and issues such as Hindutva, national security and welfare.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing INS Arihant crew | @narendramodi/Twitter

Ram temple, Modi’s Kedarnath trip & now INS Arihant have handed narrative back to BJP

Modi govt seemed to have lost its grip on the narrative in recent times, but the focus on Hindutva & nationalism will help it control the discourse.
JNU professor Rajiv Malhotra

New JNU honorary prof Rajiv Malhotra’s CV: Charges of plagiarism & whole lot of Hindutva

Rajiv Malhotra, appointed honorary professor at JNU’s Centre for Media Studies, has also been accused of propagating fake news. 
Shashi Tharoor | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

With his Bulgari shades & Mont Blanc pen, Modi isn’t just a khaki-clad pracharak: Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says Modi isn't your run-off-the-mill RSS pracharak as he has attempted to build a personality cult that the Sangh shuns.  
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray brandishes a sword at the party's national executive meeting at NSCI Worli in Mumbai

Shiv Sena targets radical Hindu voters disillusioned with BJP ahead of 2019

Shiv Sena is returning to hardline Hindutva after projecting softer, cosmopolitan image over the last three years.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Vijay Dashmi function at RSS headquaters in Nagpur | PTI

Full text: Here’s what RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said in his Vijay Dashami speech

Mohan Bhagwat told the Swayamsevaks that an organised Hindu society is the bedrock of unity, integrity and sustainable progress.

BJP latches on to another poll promise it may not be able to keep — expelling ‘infiltrators’

BJP's calculation is that illegal migrants is an issue that's still burning, and a promise it hopes will entice voters to bring them back to power.
Narendra Modi with a statue of Mahatma Gandhi

For much of his political career, Narendra Modi has been trained to dislike Mahatma Gandhi

Narendra Modi is a savvy marketing genius, knows soft-power that Gandhi evokes globally.

Six parties vow to join hands with Cong in MP; CPI, CPI(M) reluctant

CPI(M) state secretary Jaswinder Singh said that Congress is indulging in soft Hindutva, and thus, is no different from BJP. 
Madhya Pradesh

Congress promises restrictions on RSS shakhas in MP: Cynical poll ploy or hard secularism?

The Congress party in its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh has vowed to ban government employees from attending RSS shakhas or using government property for their m...