Shiv Sena leader and South Mumbai Member of Parliament Arvind Sawant speaks to The Indian Express about his demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the Rafale deal, about Hindutva and Shiv Sena-BJP relations ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
"Yeh log dangai hai (these people are rioters). When Modi was asked after 2002 Gujarat riots why he doesn't visit the relief camps, he had said what's the point in going to children-producing mine," Kanhaiya Kumar said.
The embodiment of Leftist economic policies is MGNREGA. It supposedly guarantees jobs but is in fact just dole. It may ‘alleviate’ poverty but can never help poor people rise out of poverty. Modi seemed to know this when he first became Prime Minister.
Being against Modi is not a Manifesto. If India has a low score on human development, if Muslims are a severely economically and socially deprived community, if violence against women and Dalits still persists, it is no good blaming a four-year-old BJP government.
Pankaj Jayale, former president of the Akola district unit of Sambhaji Brigade and an accused in the case, said, “Patil made wrong and baseless comments against Sambhaji Brigade, Maratha Seva Sangh and Purushottam Khedekar, who is highly respected."
I despise this new Hindutva because it has unleashed upon India a species of upper caste, Hindu Indian whose DNA seems made up entirely of ancient hatreds, grievances and a very ancient inferiority complex.
Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.