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Why Sri Lanka wants death penalty after 43 years
The move is inspired by the Philippines’ controversial war on drugs
Rahul Gandhi’s press conference on Rafale expose: Key takeaways
The Congress chief put the Narendra Modi government on the mat following The Hindu exclusive of PMO interfering in fighter jet deal.
Explained: Why Robert Vadra is being grilled by ED
The ED summoned the businessman for the third time in a week, on February 9.
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’.