Have been in journalism covering national politics for 23 years. Have covered six consecutive Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls in almost all the states. Currently writes on ruling BJP. Always loves to understand what’s cooking in the national politics (And ventures into the act only in kitchen at home).
In the document, the party, referring to the Ramjanmabhoomi issue, took the stance that courts cannot settle disputes related to temples and mosques. Now, at the helm of the country, its position has changed.
Madhav, while addressing the concluding session of the three-day India Ideas Conclave, said that the topic of the conference — Meta 2.0 — was chosen to change the discourse from religious topics so that India does not miss out on another era of technology like in the past.
The minister said that with 60 million going to a petrol pump every day, and with a daily consumption of 5 million barrels a day, it’s the steps taken by the Indian government that will ensure energy security.
"Technology can be the icing on the cake," he said, addressing the inaugural session of the 7th India Ideas Conclave on ‘India-2.0 Rebooting to Meta Era’, organised by India Foundation, a think tank backed by the RSS.
Addressing the inaugural session of India Ideas Conclave, organised in Bengaluru by the RSS-backed India Foundation, Chief Economic Advisor V Anantha Nageswaran also says ‘technology can be the icing on the cake’.
Senior BJP leaders, including some office-bearers, told The Indian Express that “new developments” have triggered fresh debate within that could also include a relook at the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act 1991.
Envoys of US, Australia, Canada, Israel, Denmark, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Suriname and Dominican Republic attended the event hosted by the BJP's Overseas Cell.
Now that the BJP's rule covers almost 50 per cent of the country's population, how relevant is the “Congress mukt” slogan for the party? Will it have the same game-changing effect on the electoral scene, as some BJP leaders said it did in 2014?
The rift-ridden Chhattisgarh unit has not shown any sign of revival, with one faction alleging that the dominant faction led by former chief minister Raman Singh is calling the shots without taking others into confidence.
"Basically, the aim is to strengthen the booths in the constituencies where the BJP has already won to retain them and to make more strongholds, we will be working on 100 more Lok Sabha seats where the party has not won,” said a member of the team.
The near-disappearance of the iftar culture from the political landscape is being seen as a sign of the distance India's politics has travelled over the last few years, a shift that is being attributed to the dominance of the BJP in national politics.