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With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
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Joining the Indian Army won’t make you a bad Muslim

Indian Army is one of the most secular institutions in the country and Muslims must sign up.
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Sushma Swaraj isn’t alone. In Modi’s cabinet, appearing secular is risky business  

PM and his BJP colleagues maintain silence whenever union ministers come under attack from right-wing Twitter trolls. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to enjoy great repute among his loyal fans, he has maintained a stoic silence over his cabinet colleagues being attacked by the troll army. The most recent victim of Modi’s play-safe was external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who was attacked by BJP supporters for not being ‘Hindu enough’, because she helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. Swaraj was viciously trolled on social media, and the language used, to put it mildly, was not pretty. Swaraj’s worst mistake was appearing secular. No person, including the honorable Prime Minister or party president Amit Shah, have so far stood up for her. She, however, refused to be bogged down, and silently used the micro-blogging platform to expose the identities of those hurling abuses at her. People from the ruling dispensation, who claim...
A collage of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in temples

Want to be a successful Indian politician? Leave your secularism at the door

The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.

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Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
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.