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he chose to go by “Rashtraniti” (national policy) while ignoring “Rajniti” (politics) as it would have had a dampening effect on the economy and plunged the nation into pessimism.” he said. He isn’t the voice of the stadium terraces. Last year, etc. we need not be dependent on our cattle white or black to give us milk Vivekananda again: “As time rolls on more and more of the Smritis will go sages will come and they will change and direct society into better channels into duties and into paths which accord with the necessity of the age and without which it is impossible that society can live Thus we have to guide our course… and I hope that every one of us here will have breadth enough and at the same time faith enough to understand what that means which I suppose is the inclusion of everything and not the exclusion” (emphasis added) Savarkar was dismissive of cow worship: “A substance is edible to the extent that it is beneficial to man Attributing religious qualities to it gives it a godly status Such a superstitious mindset destroys the nation’s intellect… Let the movement for cow protection be based and popularised on clear-cut economic and scientific principles Then alone shall we achieve genuine cow protection like the Americans” Note the specific reference to a people known for their beef-eating Savarkar again: “The cow should not be the emblem of the Hindu nation The cow is but a milch symbol of the Hindu nation By no means should it be considered its emblem The symbol of Hindutva is not the cow but the man-lion (reference to Narasimha considered the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu) Whilst considering the cow to be divine and worshipping her the entire Hindu nation became docile like the cow It started eating grass If we are to now found our nation on the basis of an animal let that animal be the lion We need to worship such a Narasimha That and not the cow’s hooves is the mark of Hindutva (emphasis added)” Sometime back I was pleasantly shocked to read that the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat argued for education and job reservations on economic criteria and not on caste grounds Very sensible But did Bhagwat say this before the Bihar election to embarrass Modi and make him lose the election or because underneath it all the RSS leader is actually very progressive Banish the thought — the Muslim hunters in Alwar belonged to the VHP a part of the RSS Further the economic arm of the RSS the Swadeshi Jagran Manch has more in common with the communists and the Indira-Sonia brand of economics than with progressive economics (a la Narasimha Rao-Manmohan Singh Atal Bihari Vajpayee and especially Modi) And now Bhagwat’s demand that there be a national law against cow slaughter (despite Hindutva Swami Vivekananda Sarvarkar) is suggestive of the RSS fishing in troubled waters The Akhlaq murder happened before the Bihar election which the BJP lost; the Alwar murder has happened post-UP a state where Modi’s BJP scored a spectacular victory After Lok Sabha 2014 and UP 2017 it is Modi who is the undisputed leader of the party Since that is the case can anybody point to any rational argument as to how Modi benefits from any of this abominable Muslim hunting He doesn’t — but he can be hurt by all the ill will it generates among the large middle class that was previously not for the BJP For example the middle class might just vote Congress (or AAP) in the forthcoming Delhi municipal elections Last year post-Akhlaq PM Modi made the following statements on cow vigilantism: “A gau bhakt (cow devotee) is different seva (cow protection) is different I have seen that some people are into crimes all night and wear the garb of rakshaks in the day… 70-80 per cent will be those who indulge in anti-social activities and try to hide their sins by pretending to be gau rakshaks If they are true protectors they should realise that most cows die because of plastic not slaughter” There is little evidence to suggest that Modi has changed his mind on so-called gau rakshaks; he has nothing to gain and everything to lose by pursuing a divisive social agenda; he has to worry both about the enemy within and the enemy outside his development tent There is a natural near-universal suspicion that the BJP is actually quite happy with the Hindu vote consolidation that Muslim hunting might bring about Modi needs to forcefully correct this impression if his agenda is indeed development rather than a covert or overt establishment of a Hindu Rashtra For the sake of India and social harmony let us hope he succeeds in tackling this latest threat to his goal of transforming India The writer is Contributing Editor ‘The Indian Express’ and Senior India Analyst at Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Yubaraj Ghimire | Kathmandu | Updated: February 10 2016 1:49 am Sushma Swaraj pays respect to Sushil Koirala in Kathmandu on Tuesday (Source: AP) Top News Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Chief Sushil Koirala will be cremated with full state honours Wednesday A special cabinet meeting decided that Wednesday will be a public holiday and the national flags across the government offices and Nepalese missions abroad will fly at half mast for three days India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj who led a delegation of different parties went to the Dasarath Stadium where his mortal remains were kept and placed a wreath on his body Others in the team included CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and Congress leader Anand Sharma High-profile Indian delegation in Nepal led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo- PIB/Twitter) Representative of various countries and their missions also joined the mourning with ambassadors and senior diplomats offering their tributes Yubaraj Ghimire For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 25 2015 6:11 pm Kathmandu Patan Durbar Square was devastated too (Source: @siobhanheanue/Twitter) Related News Reaching out to Nepal which has been struck by a strong magnitude quake Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the country’s President Ram Baran Yadav IN PICTURES : Two massive earthquakes strike Nepal tremors felt in India “PM is trying to reach Nepal PM Shri Sushil Koirala who is abroad He has spoken to President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran Yadav” the PMO tweeted PM is trying to reach Nepal PM Shri Sushil Koirala who is abroad He has spoken to President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran Yadav — PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 25 2015 A high-intensity quake shook Nepal’s capital causing extensive damage to buildings Prime Minister has also taken report of the situation in districts of UP and Bihar that are bordering Nepal besides speaking to the Sitamarhi MP For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: August 11 2016 3:19 pm Even the party’s chief spokesman Mehboob Beg a former parliament member who hails from south Kashmir has gone into silent mode Top News The most vocal ministers in J&K cabinet Education Minister Nayeem Akthar Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu Revenue Minister Bashaarat Bukhari and Roads and Buildings Minister Abdul Rehman Veri have gone into hibernation at a time when J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and the PDP faces sharp criticism over killings of more than 55 civilians A Majority of PDP ministers and legislators have social media profiles and until the present crisis were active on Facebook and Twitter to share views and personnel achievements on different occasions But these ministers legislators and top party leaders have gone silent Even the party’s chief spokesman Mehboob Beg a former parliament member who hails from south Kashmir has gone into silent mode Instead of these powerful politicians the job of defending the government and the chief minister has fallen on three former scribes who joined the government a few months ago as media consultant and media analysts Media Consultant Suhail Bukhari a former journalist along with his two other colleagues – Tahir Sayeed and Javaid Trali have been regularly updating their views on education loss of business due to unending strikes and messages of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on their social networking sites despite receiving brickbats from the people they have been continuously posting messages about the activities of chief ministers “We are doing these things at our personal level and we will continue to write irrespective that many people will disagree with us We don’t even react on the abuses that we receive on the social networking sites’’ Media Consultant to J&K government Suhail Bukhari told The Indian Express Apart from few statements and interviews from J&K’s Education Minister Nayeem Akthar who is also spokesman for the government only once J&K Youth Service and Sports Minister Imran Reza Ansari has issued a statement accusing opposition National Conference for instigating trouble in the Valley A top PDP leader told The Indian Express that chief minister; Mehbooba Mufti has now asked her colleagues to start defending the party and even has given a go ahead to three member team of Media Consultant and Media Analysts to create a “good perception” about the government and its leadership at this crucial juncture Sources said that the sharp criticism in the media and on the social networking sites even by the well wishers of PDP or those who in the past have been rewarded by the party in different capacities has also irked the chief minister “The people who have been benefited by the Peoples Democratic Party government have also starting lashing the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti her style of governance and the entire PDP’’ said a senior PDP leader who is close to chief minister “Along with the proof we have put all the negative remarks circulated in the media before the chief minister’’ He said that chief minister had now directed ministers to create a good awareness about the government by using social forums and public outreach as well as social media “Even some have been asked to defend the party and its leadership by writing articles in the Valley’s vernacular dailies I don’t know why ministers and other PDP top leaders have adopted silence when party needs their services the most’’ In the current cabinet at least three top PDP ministers hold good influence over some newspapers and have been also writing lengthy articles on pseudo names in the past over various issues in the local press Nizam-ud-din Bhat former legislator and party general secretary Firdous Tak and Zaffar Iqbal Manhas both legislators have been associated with different newspapers but all have adopted tactical silence PDP spokesman Rafi Mir said that PDP has media team that is defending government and chief minister “Media team has been hired for this job and they are doing it’’ he said adding that even ministers and legislators will be ready to defend government and the chief minister if journalists call them for their comments For all the latest India News download Indian Express 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