Don’t Be Fooled by the Apologies, They Love Godse and Hate Gandhi – By Avijit Pathak

…Gandhi-bashing ought not to surprise us anymore. Ambedkarites do it quite frequently as they suspect savarna Gandhi’s approach to the caste question; the writer Arundhati Roy further glamourises this ‘anti-Gandhi’ campaign. But praising his assassin takes matters to a different dimension. What Pragya Singh Thakur’s statement indicates is that the dominant ideology of Hindutva-induced nationalism wants Gandhi to die every …

Regardless of the election result, India’s future has been decided – By Samar Halarnkar

https://amp.scroll.in/article/923824/regardless-of-the-election-result-indias-future-has-been-decided SEE ALSO: The next government must address the problems Assam is facing – By Nazimuddin Siddique (May 16, 2019, Money Control) https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/politics-the-next-government-must-address-the-problems-assam-is-facing-3975121.html Will May 23 Arrest The Dangerous Godse Phenomenon? – By Sudheendra Kulkarni (May 18, 2019, NDTV) https://www.ndtv.com/opinion/lok-sabha-elections-2019-will-may-23-arrest-the-dangerous-godse-phenomenon-2039480 In Mamata Banerjee vs Narendra Modi fight, why BJP is so combative in Bengal this Lok Sabha election – By …

The BJP now finds itself in the august company of Naxalites – Editorial

https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/what-the-attack-on-ishwarchandra-vidyasagar-s-statue-says-about-the-bjp/cid/1690589 SEE ALSO: The Vidyasagar Legacy: What he stood for and what he was against – By Kanika Katyal (May 17, 2019, Sabrang India) https://www.sabrangindia.in/article/vidyasagar-legacy-what-he-stood-and-what-he-was-against We Voters Did Our Duty but the Election Commission Failed to Do the Same – By Farah Naqvi https://thewire.in/politics/we-voters-did-our-duty-but-the-election-commission-failed-to-do-the-same

BJP poll campaign was a perfect ambush – Yogendra Yadav with Sayantan Bera

https://www.livemint.com/elections/lok-sabha-elections/bjp-poll-campaign-was-a-perfect-ambush-yogendra-yadav-1558283953036.html SEE ALSO: In Lok Sabha elections campaign, we have seen an abundance of everything except debates on policies – By P Chidambaram (May 19, 2019, Indian Express) https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/lok-sabha-elections-narendra-modi-bjp-amit-shah-rahul-gandhi-economy-unemployment-at-last-the-end-with-bitterness-5735379/ Farmers’ Suicide Dictated Her Marriage, and Now Drives Her to Fight an Election – By Kabir Agarwal (May 18, 2019, The Wire) https://thewire.in/politics/elections-2019-meet-the-woman-standing-up-for-punjabs-voiceless-farmers Playing the division card: on BJP and the …

India needs a Shanti Sena to fight for the foundational values of the republic

If we take stock of the performance of the Indian government in the last five years, it fails on many counts. Reckless measures such as demonetisation have seriously impacted the economy. Our credibility in international politics has received a severe drubbing. But the singular characteristic of the Narendra Modi regime has been its direct assault on the very identity of …

A Look Inside the School Professionalizing India’s Nationalists

MUMBAI—Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is on a mission that is at once impossibly simple and yet somehow insurmountable: He is training Indian politicians to be competent. Not just any politicians, mind you—Hindu nationalist politicians. Sahasrabuddhe, a senior official in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, has for years been admitting election hopefuls to his Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership, teaching them …

Over five years, BJP has consistently sought to marginalise Muslims – By Harsh Mander

…The BJP’s election campaign makes it abundantly clear that it has declared war on a segment of India’s citizens. Since the Constitution assures equal citizenship to all regardless of their faith and caste, this is also a war on the Constitution. It is war against the ethos of the freedom struggle, and against what is finest in India’s civilisational legacy …