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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Gaurakshak, Gau kalyan cess, Stray cattle

Stark Reality: How Yogi Adityanath's cow welfare policies are backfiring

Steps taken by the UP govt for the protection of cows have come to naught. Instead, there are reports of cattle being transported by NGOs for unknown purposes, leaving farmers even more fraught.

POLITICS

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BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Prayagraj, Kumbh mela

Cornered over Ram temple, how the BJP is hoping for salvation in the Kumbh Mela

Arrangements are on in Prayaraj at a hectic, impressive pace. The message seems to be that the party cares for Hindu sentiments, and can also deliver on infrastructure.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, Ghazipur, Constable suresh vats

Murders most foul: Cops killed on duty by the public they are serving shows UP is headed on a dangerous path

We need to examine what is provoking mobs to physically — and brutally — hit out at policemen.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Cow Vigilantism, Subodh kumar singh, Yogi Adityanath, Bulandshahr violence

Bulandshahr violence: As new 'key accused' keep emerging, is someone shielding the real culprits?

The investigation of a riot and the murder of a police official has disgorged various so-called conspirators and killers. We won't be surprised if the narrative comes up with more new names, and perhaps, less truth.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath, Lok Sabha 2019

Ahead of Lok Sabha 2019 polls, BJP must rethink Yogi Adityanath's brand of Hindutva politics

During the Assembly polls in 2018, the BJP banked heavily on the polarisation of the Hindu vote. That hasn't worked. Can it afford to do so in the upcoming contest too?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Telangana assembly elections, Rajasthan assembly elections, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Yogi Adityanath

Assembly election results: Why BJP must ensure Yogi Adityanath leaves India alone, and stays in UP

Yogi symbolises failure on all fronts. While the UP chief minister never tried to hide his hate for the minority community, he has nothing to offer Hindus as well. This is not what India wants.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Lok Sabha 2019, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Hindutva

My questions for the BJP, and why I think it has lost its way

Assembly election results are only a reflection of the chaos in the party's so-called 'planning'.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Cow Vigilantism, Hate Crime

Bulandshahr violence shows the genie of communalism is finally out of the bottle

If you feed extremism – in thoughts, ideas and actions – it will eventually feed on you.

POLITICS

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Communalism, BJP, UP, Gau Raksha

Wild, wild Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath's govt has prioritised cow protection. How about protecting human beings too?

Rape, murder, and lynch mob attacks have become the new normal ever since the Yogi Adityanath-led government came to power in UP.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Communal Violence, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Bulandshahar violence

Bulandshahar violence: Who will now take the responsibility of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh's death

Unless someone is held accountable for such lapses, violence will go unabated ahead of elections.