In the September round of Assembly byelections, a BJP banking on communal polarisation suffers unimagined defeats that leave the leadership searching for answers. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
While there is little reason for voters to get enamoured of the Congress in Haryana, it is apparent that the first 100 days of the Modi-led government at the Centre has not had the kind of impact the BJP would have wanted. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
The Sangh Parivar is intensifying its drive to polarise voters across India on communal lines, encouraged by the presence of Narendra Modi at the helm of affairs at the Centre. The style and content of the campaign vary from State to State, but the goal is victory in the next round of Assembly elections. A survey of the ground situation.
The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs’ role and relevance remain ambiguous as it is part of a government with a majoritarian agenda. By V. VENKATESAN
After the resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the Sangh Parivar is gearing up for the next big game, to achieve total Hindutva dominance of the country’s political and social space. This is evident from the rising communal tensions across the country. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
Using education as a tool of indoctrination, the RSS and various organisations associated with it have begun a systematic campaign in BJP-ruled States and at the Centre to restructure school syllabi and rewrite textbooks, giving them a Hindutva focus. By DIVYA TRIVEDI