'Muslims may turn to the BJP or may not come out to vote in great numbers like they have in the past.''Anything can happen.''They can feel an increased sense of alienation, but that depends on the BJP -- on how it includes them.' Professor Badri Narayan's scholarship has played a prominent role in the understanding of Indian politics. The author of several books on the Dalit movement, including a highly acclaimed biography on Kanshi Ram, Badri Narayan spoke to Rediff.com's Archana Masih about ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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'She should review her strategy of social engineering and get back to the BSP's initial plank of social change.'Sahil Makkar reports. In the past 15 years, what has remained constant about Mayawati is her style of election campaigning. She flies in a helicopter and her pilots ensure that they perform some manoeuvre for the crowd waiting below before landing at the rally venue. Mayawati quickly gets on to the well-fortified podium, deafening sloganeering flows, and then she reads out her ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Last month, when BJP president Amit Shah promised to ensure that complaints at police stations would be lodged without any bias if his party returns to power, he must have had his ear to the ground. While travelling across the hinterland of the state in the ...DNA, 1 month ago
'The unusual aspect of this election is that this time there is a triangular fight.''Previously, the fight used to be between two parties.' Badri Narayan is a leading social historian, a chronicler of Dalit issues and the author of Bahujan Samaj party founder Kanshi Ram's political biography. Professor Narayan discusses the early political trends in Uttar Pradesh with Rediff.com's Archana Masih. Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personality play the dominating role for the Bharatiya Janata ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
There is a fundamental problem with the Supreme Court judgement passed on 2 January that has barred political parties from seeking votes in the name of religion, caste and creed. Both are active realities that have impacted politics in India since before ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
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