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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur addressing the media in Bhopal

Apoorvanand: BJP’s rebuke of Pragya Singh Thakur was a “clever ploy”

ThoughtShot—The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Godse’s birthday, it’s time to remember his ideology is still dangerous and threatening

BJP’s Pragya Thakur called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, then retracted under pressure. But it wasn’t the first attempt to legitimise him.
Trial of people accused of participation and complicity in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in the Special Court in Delhi on May 27, 1948. Godse highlighted | Commons

In 1964, calling Godse patriot led to uproar in Parliament. Now, Pragya Thakur gets approval

Under Narendra Modi’s regime, the once-close circle of Godse acolytes has only grown larger.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

Gopalkrishna Gandhi says Election Commission must maintain its formidable reputation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee | Ashok Nath Dey/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Until just a few years ago, Mamata & Modi actually liked and praised each other

With Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee hurling jibes and accusations at each other this election season, ThePrint traces the origins of their rift.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is a Gandhi and a Godse inside every Indian. We must make peace within us first

People who use Godse to tarnish RSS-BJP and push the ‘Hindu terror bogey’ are themselves guilty of failing to protect Gandhi.

There’s a lobby that wants to keep Nathuram Godse alive. And it’s not the Hindu Right

On national TV, these Godse-contra cheerleaders even challenge BJP supporters to say ‘Godse Murdabad’ to prove their patriotism.
Pragya Singh Thakur

Discontent within MP BJP over Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s candidature as Bhopal goes to polls

A section of BJP in Bhopal thinks Pragya Thakur has alienated a significant city populace. But some say her campaign is a showcase for Hindutva narrative.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers | PTI

Vigilantism is central to RSS’ mission of organising Hindus & defending their interests

The movement has displayed a tendency to fight Muslims physically and to stand up against government if it tries to get in its way.

No, the photographs of RSS workers engaging in relief work are not from Cyclone Fani

Viral post of RSS workers’ relief work in Odisha with over 3.8K shares is from cyclones in the South in 2018 and 2017.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.