…That ‘Hindu Terror’ is real has been made apparent, again and again, by the ongoing investigations into the murders of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh; the investigations by the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra (ATS); the killings by the cow vigilantes, among other horrific incidents.
The voters in this election are aware of what has happened over the past five years. The question is, why is Modi talking about and denying ‘Hindu terror’ in an election rally? The answer is very simple: communalisation is the mantra of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
In 2014, Modi and the BJP leaders could fall back on the scams during the previous UPA government to ask people to not vote for the Congress: the BJP’s promise was that of development. However, after they formed their government, development took a back seat and the Hindutva agenda of the party was blatantly carried out and performed in public.…
- Tired tactic – By Venkitesh Ramakrishnan (Apr 26, 2019, Frontline)
- An Answer to ‘If Not Modi, Then Who?’ – By Rohit Kumar (Apr 14, 2019, The Wire)
- ‘BJP wants to finish off regional parties’ – H.D. Deve Gowda with Ravi Sharma (Apr 26, 2019, Frontline)
- Decoding the Modi Factor in Uttar Pradesh – By Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar (Apr 10, 2019, The Wire)