Friday, July 20, 2018 10:02 PM

BJP Foundation Day: Amit Shah's animal jibe at Opposition uncalled for, reflects poor knowledge of his own party's history

Amit Shah's Panchsheel enunciated on Friday on BJP's foundation day is full of rhetoric, prediction based upon selective facts, self-adulation and low standard political discourse.

The BJP president's comparison of opposition parties to animals like dogs and cats is unbecoming of his stature. "During a flood, all the rats, dogs, cheetah, mongoose and cats climb on board a floating log to save themselves from the flood. However they will not be safe from the Modi flood which will sweep them away," Shah said at a mega rally in Mumbai. History tells us that political fortunes have a tendency to oscillate. The BJP itself grew from mere two seats to win the majority on its own.

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Impeachment, My Lord!

The impeachment motion moved by opposition parties is an inevitable attempt to resolve the serious issues raised by four senior most judges. The Constitution allows for such a parliamentary scrutiny when things in judiciary go wrong. The..

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Challenges before Kodandaram’s TJS

Yet another political party descended on the Telangana political horizon with Prof. Kodandaram transforming the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) into Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS). But, challenges galore for the professor turned..

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Hacking Democracy with Big Data, Fake News and Big Money

STARTING with the Channel 4 exposé of Cambridge Analytica, and now the NaMo app that sends data to Clevertap.com, we are beginning to realise the impact of big data on elections. If we combine this with fake news – the recent MIT report that..

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Interference of the Government in the Judicial appointments

The nation is concerned with the latest developments arising from the letter written by the Senior most  Judge of the Supreme Court and Second ranking Judge of the Supreme Court's Collegium about interference of the Government in the Judicial..

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Jagan’s Resignations Salvo to irk Chandrababu

YSR Congress announced that its MPs would resign on the last day of parliament session if the no-confidence motion is not taken up and special status is thus denied again. The party is exerting pressure on TDP to also seek the resignation of..

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Whither fighting BJP in its idiom

Mamata Banerjee's new-found interest in Rama Navami celebrations, and Congress president's unending visits to temples indicate opposition’s desperation to take on Narendra Modi in 2019 by countering BJP's politics of Hindutva, with either..

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Jittery BJP makes 3 Goof Ups

The Congress poked fun at Amit Shah saying it agreed with his description of Karnataka's Yeddyurappa government as "number one" in corruption in a gleeful reference to a gaffe made by the BJP president when he sought to mention Siddaramaiah but..

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UP Formula  of vote pooling to defeat BJP

THE BJP has suffered a shock defeat in the two by-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, these two seats were won by Yogi Adityanath, now chief minister and Keshav Prasad Maurya, now deputy..