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BJP for united fight against Maoists, slams Congress

Article Date: 
15 Apr 2010

The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday called for "a united fight to defeat Maoists" but accused the Congress of forging an alliance with the Leftist guerrillas for electoral gains - an allegation that triggered ugly scenes and disruptions in the Lok Sabha.

BJP and Congress MPs were caught in an ugly row over the April 6 Dantewada massacre by Maoist rebels, prompting repeated adjournments of the house.

A verdict that’s more or less national

Article Date: 
23 May 2009

Which brings us to another trend that many people claim to have noticed: a move away from extremism and a vote for moderation.

Certainly, there is a lot of evidence to support this view. The BJP’s mascot in this election, Narendra Modi, proved to be an over-hyped humbug. In most places where he campaigned, the BJP candidate lost. In those areas where he was not allowed to speak (Bihar for instance), the BJP won. And far from sweeping Modi’s Gujarat, the BJP actually suffered a slight drop in its vote share.

Article Author: 
Vir Sanghvi
Article Source: 
Hindustan Times

Para Science: Predicting the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections

By: on 9 May 2009

THE PAST:

Shortly after the 2004 Lok Sabha elections that brought Congress to power and ended BJP's term, The Hindu wrote the following:

Varun's latest gem is he is Lord Rama

Article Date: 
30 Apr 2009

The delusional fantasies of Varun Gandhi, the controversial BJP nominee from Pilibhit, came to the fore on Wednesday when he called himself "Shri Rama" in Aligarh. "I am Shri Rama," he said during an election rally at HB Inter College in Aligarh, when the people requested him to raise the BJP's slogan of "Jai Shri Rama".

Article Author: 
Piyush Srivastava, agencies
Article Source: 
India Today

EC holds Varun guilty, suggests BJP not to nominate him

Article Date: 
22 Mar 2009

In an unprecedented order, the Election Commission tonight recommended to the BJP that it should not nominate Varun Gandhi as a candidate for the Lok Sabha elections after holding him guilty of violating Model Code of Conduct for his hate speeches against Muslims. Coming done heavily on the 29-year old son of late Sanjay Gandhi and Menaka Gandhi, the Commission in a 10-page order said Gandhi's controversial speeches in Pilibhit(UP) early this month contained "highly derogatory" references and seriously provocative language of a "wholly unacceptable" nature against a certain community.

Article Source: 
Press Trust of India

No Hindu terrorism, says RSS chief

Article Date: 
22 Mar 2009

Mohanrao Bhagwat, the new RSS chief, indirectly told the Nagpur conclave of the organisation on Friday that RSS cadres must aim for the BJP’s victory in the coming parliamentary polls.

Although Mr. Bhagwat did not mention that the RSS must campaign for the party, the context in which it was said made this quite clear. Party sources confirmed that this time the organisation would canvass wholeheartedly for the BJP...

Article Source: 
Hindu

Much hyped Third Front offers more bark than bite

Article Date: 
18 Mar 2009

Last week, Indian politics saw the attempt to create an anti-Congress and anti-BJP Third Front for the upcoming elections. Ten regional and leftist parties huddled near the southern city of Bangalore to discuss alliances, policy directives and possibly the prime minister's post.

Article Author: 
Aaradhana Jhunjhunwala
Article Source: 
Open Democracy

Transcript & Translation of Varun Gandhi's Remarks

Article Date: 
18 Mar 2009

The following are excerpts from speeches that Varun Gandhi is shown as delivering in at least two locations earlier this month in Pilibhit, from where he is contesting as the BJP candidate. The speeches figure in a video recording viewed by The Indian Express. On the directions of the Election Commission, the police today registered a criminal case against Gandhi.

Article Source: 
Indian Express
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