SP-Congress alliance is likely to consolidate Muslim vote in their favour. Archis Mohan reports. With the battle for Uttar Pradesh looking too close to call and a Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress pre-poll alliance a possibility, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking at bringing back the Ram Janambhoomi issue. An SP-Congress alliance is likely to consolidate the Muslim vote in their favour. However, this would also give the BJP space for working towards a counter-polarisation of a ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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It was a sparring match worthy of its opponents. Speaking on the contentious issue of Ram janambhoomi Rajya Sabha MP and Harvard professor Dr Subramanian Swamy jostled with Lok Sabha MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday at the Times Lit ...Times of India, 1 month ago
violent activists of Hindutva groups likeRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal demolishedthe historical monument called Babri Masjid.While many Hindus believe Babri Masjid was built byMir Baqi on the orders ...India.com, 1 month ago
Allahabad: The volunteers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) are performing Rajasuya Yajna on the Magh Mela premises. The yajna, which started on Tuesday, would continue till January 27. Around 800 people are participating and performing yajna ...Times of India, 9 hours ago
Amit Shah's meticulous planning and Narendra Modi's charisma will turn the tide in BJP's favour, says Nazarwala. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has strategised patiently for the Uttar Pradesh polls. He has spent sleepless nights in meticulously planning and imaginatively implementing the plans down to the booth level. More importantly, he has put in place a sincere team which is slogging round the clock in the interiors of UP. Although initially Shah condoned admitting 'outsiders' ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Seats for 97 Muslim candidates include Deoband and most of Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Bijnor IN THE longest list of Muslim candidates it has ever fielded, the BSP has allotted as many of these tickets as possible in seats generally identified with ...Indian Express, 1 week ago
Sources in the Akhilesh camp said a patch up is still possible if Mulayam withdrew his claim before the Election Commission and acknowledged Akhilesh as party chief till the assembly polls were over.Amit Agnihotri reports. The Samajwadi Party appeared to be on the verge of a split with Mulayam Singh Yadav asserting himself as party chief, saying that a recent convention where Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was named the head of the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh, was illegal. After several rounds ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Lucknow, Jan. 8 -- With hectic politicking ahead of the first phase of elections in which nine assembly constituencies in Agra district go to polls, there is ...HT Syndication, 1 week ago
'The ruling provides a Constitutional template, it draws boundaries, and there is this expectation that henceforth political parties will not make crude appeals to religion for electoral gains.' Zoya Hasan -- Professor Emerita, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development -- is one of India's most distinguished political scholars. Professor Hasan, image, below, tells Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore that the Supreme Court ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Let India rise on the prowess of development, honest money and a non-religionist political discourse.''That will secure our future and also make an impact on the theologically run sham democracies in our neighbourhood,' says Tarun Vijay. The Supreme Court judgment barring politicians from using religion for electioneering must be welcomed by every citizen who loves this great nation. We have been a victim of the use of sectarian, castiest and parochial politics. Religion was used to vivisect ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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