Should Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologize for the communal violence of Gujarat in 2002? IS BJP wearing a “mask of nationalism”? Was the BJP government unsuccessful to eliminate terrorism and had ‘soft’ approach against it? These were some the questions which were raised after a recent interview of A.S. Dulat, former chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to a news channel.
Mr. Dulat was the one who headed the spy agency till 2000 before he was appointed as a special adviser in Vajpayee’s PMO on Kashmir issue. In his interview he said that the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed his discontent over the 2002 Gujarat riots and called it [...]
On the morning of 26th June 2015, another storm highlighting the strained relationships of Congress and BJP, came to fore. Some provocative changes were made to the Wikipedia profiles of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, his father and grandfather. The edit was made from an IP address belonging to National Informatics Centre, the software solution provider of the Government of India.
The attempted edit questioned the lineage of Nehru by stating that he was of Muslim lineage rather than Kaul from Jammu and Kashmir. To establish credibility, changes were made in the profile of Gangadhar Nehru, the prime minister’s grandfather. These said that Gangadhar was born as [...]
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Digital India’ campaign, which aims to create a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
In order to understand the pros and cons of this campaign first we should understand what does Digital India actually mean. According to the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, it is a program to prepare India for a knowledge future. The vision of Digital India is centered on 3 key areas. Firstly, to provide a digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen. Secondly, to provide governance and services on demand. Thirdly, to digitally empower the citizens of the country. All this [...]
The coming together of RJD, JD (U), Congress and NCP under the Janata Parivar will present a very tough challenge against the strongest duo of Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Amit Shah whose strategies led them to victory in the Lok Sabha elections last year. The recent loss of elections in Delhi against AAP reflected that winning an upcoming Bihar election will not be an easy task for NDA. Therefore, to increase their success chances BJP has joined with strong forces like that of Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Upendra Khuswaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP).
NDA is thinking to go on with its winning strategy of [...]