Tag Archives: BJP

This is how they passed Telangana Bill

The way Telangana Bill was introduced and passed in the Lok Sabha is an outcome of the unholy ganging up of the Government and the principal opposition. It was against all norms of parliamentary democracy. Visitors’ galleries were cleared, live telecast of the proceedings was interrupted, and only two members spoke – one from the […]

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Politics of Bharat Ratna

This @PTI_News tweet captures the subtle pecking order of Bharat Ratnas in the public mind: “Professor CNR Rao also awarded Bharat Ratna”. It meant that along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rao also was given our Republic’s highest civilian award. While Sachin may have deserved the award, Rao surely did not deserve the also. Coming as it […]

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Visakhapatnam Public Meeting Address

On 31 August 2013, the Joint Action Committee of Vizag has organised a huge public meeting to protest against the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. This is a video recording of my address.

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Falling into the Telangana Trap: My Response to Prof Ashutosh Varshney

  Congress Party’s recent decision to support the formation of Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh has understandably brought the issue of redrawing the political map of India into sharper focus. Ashutosh Varshney flags off two important positions in his ‘Not only Telangana’(IE, August 27, 2013) : The need for resolving the arguments for state […]

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Headlines Today Discussion on Telangana

Here is the link to the Headlines Today report and the discussion that followed it. I participated in the discussion. http://headlinestoday.intoday.in/programme/congress-tries-to-suppress-telangana-movement-with-an-iron-fist/1/280244.html   While you are here, please take a few seconds to participate in the poll.  

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Advani and Modi Make the Ride Bumpy

  The saga of Narendra Modi’s elevation as the Chief of Campaign Committee of BJP for 2014 elections, Advani’s resignation from his party positions in protest, and its subsequent withdrawal at the Sangh’s behest is not a simple storm in the BJP’s teacup. It clearly points to a deeper malaise in BJP and shows that […]

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వేర్పాటువాద తిమిరంతో సమరం

తెలంగాణ మీద అభిమానానికి విభజన వాదం గీటు రాయి కాదు. విభజన వాదం వేరు, తెలంగాణ మీది మమకారం వేరు. ఈ రెండిటినీ ఒకటిగా చూపించి పబ్బం గడుపుకోవాలని వేర్పాటువాద నాయకుల ప్రయత్నం. అయితే ఈ రెండింటికీ వైరుధ్యం లేదని, విశాలాంధ్రలో మన ప్రాంత ప్రయోజనాలు సురక్షితమని తెలంగాణ ప్రాంతంలో ఉన్న అసంఖ్యాక విశాలాంధ్ర వాదులు తమ అభిప్రాయాన్ని బహిరంగంగా వెలిబుచ్చడానికి సంకోచించకుండా ధైర్యంగా ఇక ముందుకు రావాలి. చరిత్ర, ఆర్ధిక గణాంకాలు, భాష, సంస్కృతి, సంప్రదాయాలు, […]

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It is Actually Modi Vs Modi in Gujarat

In Gujarat Elections 2012, it is essentially Modi Vs Modi. It is not a contest between BJP on the one hand and Congress and Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) on the other. It is not between Narendrabhai and Keshubhai. Nor is it between Modi and Rahul/Sonia. It is a contest between Modi that is seen as […]

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Response to the Responses

After reading all these comments, today I am more convinced than ever that there is little to say in a serious way in favour of the division of the state. I did not come across even a single fact or an argument that made me review or rethink any of the arguments I had advanced. […]

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The State And The Challenger

I wrote this immediately after the first reported massacre in Chattisgarh in the year 2008. There is quite a lot which is still relevant today.

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