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What the Nathuram Godse controversy tells us about society
To understand the ramifications around the controversy regarding Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, Asiaville spoke to a historian of modern India.
Is Sadhvi Pragya’s Godse comment just a faux pas?
The comment came when Thakur was campaigning for the BJP candidate in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar Malwa district. Responding to a question about a statement by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Godse, she said that Nathuram Godse was a patriot.
Why are Narendra Modi and Mayawati engaged in a war of words?
The latest salvo came from Mayawati who attacked the PM by saying “Modi government’s ship is sinking” on May 14th. However, Maywati’s aggression has not come out of the blue. It was a response to a previous attack of Modi on her.
Why Kamal Haasan’s statement on Nathuram Godse rankled the BJP
The actor and politician sparked off controversy when he called Nathuram Godse, the assassin who killed Mahatma Gandhi, free India’s first terrorist, during an election campaign at Aravakurichi in Tamil Nadu.
Why is the BJP talking about Rajiv Gandhi?
It began with a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh on May 4th. At the rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Rajiv Gandhi as ‘bhrashtachari number one’. He and the BJP went on to target him with allegations of using the INS Viraat as a ‘personal taxi’ and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Do Regional Parties Hold the Keys to the Next Government?
The rhetoric of the BJP in general and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in particular, seems to be shifting more to the extreme with each phase of the election. Many of the statements coming from this camp have flirted with the line of what is acceptable and have generated plenty of outrage.
What Kind Of Political Discourse Are Controversial Statements By BJP Leaders Setting?
The latest flashpoint of this discourse has come from a speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a poll rally in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh on May 4th, he referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as ‘bhrashtachari number one’.
What Does The PepsiCo Potato Case Convey?
PepsiCo Inc has been in the news after the company filed lawsuits against a few potato farmers in Gujarat, accusing them of infringing its patent on the FC5 potato variety. While it withdrew the lawsuits on May 2nd, the issue has still not been solved.
Why Has BJP’s Ram Temple Rhetoric Become Muted?
The Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi issue has not been raised by the saffron party this election season. This is particularly striking at the present as one of the seats going to the polls in phase five is Faizabad. Ayodhya is part of this Lok Sabha constituency.
Why Are Politicians Behaving So Aggressively This Election Season
The 2019 elections have been a long one with seven phases of elections. With four rounds of voting done, certain incidents have happened that have marred the electoral process. Some leaders of political parties, particularly BJP have behaved in the most unbecoming way.