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Kairana ensured that the idea of India is not dead | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

June 1, 2018 - 10:33 am in Elections

Kairana results have signalled to the mighty that the public can wash them out in the 2019 elections. For the first time, RSS spokes person was speaking that government come and go but we must protect institutions. He was defending election commission but…

Choice between the Devil and the Deep Sea in Karnataka – Prashant Bhushan

March 25, 2018 - 8:21 pm in Elections

Press Release Bengaluru: Deploring the unprecedented assault on the values and democratic institutions of India by the ruling government, anti-corruption…

Are Liberal parties dumping Muslims? | Mukhtar Ahmad

March 20, 2018 - 10:05 pm in Elections

The recent statement made by Sonia Gandhi that congress is suffering because it is projected as Muslim favouring party, and this image must be corrected…

BJP’s Forays in North Eastern States and its anti Minority Agenda | Ram Puniyani

March 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm in Elections

From last couple of decades one is coming across the pamphlets, leaflets and other material containing the propaganda that Christian missionaries are converting the people at rapid pace; the examples mostly given have been those of the North Eastern states.…

Understanding Tripura verdict | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

March 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm in Elections

A new chief minister has sworn in Tripura. Obviously, BJP also played the same politics by selecting the Bengali immigrant as chief minister of the state as the CPM has been doing. In the din of despicable and condemnable attack on Lenin’s statue, the larger…

Democracy at Stake #Back2Ballot | Antara Mukherjee

February 20, 2018 - 11:35 am in Elections

“Today it is no more the question of going back to ballot paper in elections, but it’s a must that 2019 elections be conducted through the ballot papers. EVM machines are destroying the trust between the voter and the democratic system. Democracy is too…

Win elections through manipulations but India will be the loser | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 25, 2018 - 7:12 pm in Elections

The scene of thugs in the street throwing stones at innocent school children send a chilling message that the Hindutva groups are deliberately using the entire Padmavat controversy to mobilise their disgruntled caste groups. In a democratic state, we have…

Ambedkarites, Tribals, Leftists & Muslims alliance – An electoral compulsion.

January 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Elections

On 1st Jan 2018, Ambedkarites (read Dalits) were attacked near Bhima Koregaon, where they had been to pay homage to the soldiers mattered in a 200 yr old battle between the Peshwa and the British. The army of the British had considerable presence of Mahars…

Invincibility myth broken in Gujarat, game wide open for 2019 | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 19, 2017 - 9:33 am in Elections

Gujarat’s much awaited results are out. The fraudsters sitting in the mega ‘slaughterhouses’ have been exposed and myth related to invincibility is broken and perhaps shaken the Hindutva camp from inside. These results will have huge impact on the psyche…

Hatred, Polarization and Electoral politics

March 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm in Elections

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a thumping majority in the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections on 11th March 2017. It got over three-fourths majority in India’s most populous state. The win is attributed to the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra…