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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Sitaram Yechury

RSS-BJP: Unmaking the Indian Republic

Modi's agenda seems to be clear: Transform the secular, democratic Indian Republic into the RSS vision of a rabidly intolerant fascistic ‘Hindu rashtra’ while simultaneously reducing ourselves to being a subordinate ally of US imperialism, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Ignorance, lies pose as truth in RSS' history books

The dismissal of 11 Dalit students from a BJP state government-run school in Bikaner because they were drinking water from an earthen pot earmarked for an upper caste teacher once again highlights the continuing caste and social oppression.

A mirage called ‘Modi Magic’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to have reversed the ‘paralysis’ that had gripped the economy. But the statistics tell a different story, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Ananthamurthy, writer and defender of everybody's India

UR Ananthamurthy remained a socialist by conviction and practice till the end. He relentlessly contributed to the evolution of the idea of India. He felt the imposition of anything was alien to India’s ethos, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Be warned, BJP-RSS combine's agenda is to divide and rule

The RSS, which is against the idea of India as a pluralistic society, is seeking to negate the vibrancy of the mosaic that distinguishes the country, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Poison pen: Attempt to rewrite India's history is dangerous

The destruction of historical files by the BJP may have been to erase the RSS’s role in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Profits before people, corporates before country

The Modi government appears to send signals that it shall implement the UPA policy trajectory of widening the divide between the two Indias more aggressively.

BJP slogans are like old whine in a new bottle

Having reaped the benefit of people’s discontent during the LS elections, the BJP is now asking the people to be prepared for a more lethal dose of the same prescription as UPA's, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Initial signals from Narendra Modi government are ominous

People hoping for relief from economic burdens from this new government — ‘Acche din aane wale hai’ — now face another diesel price hike, fuelling the cascading inflationary spiral. Sitaram Yechury writes.

The BJP’s victory is not truly representative

Despite 69% of the people voting against it, the party has a comfortable majority. It’s time to do away with the ‘first past the post’ system.

The victory of people’s wave will depend on free and fair polls

Ground realities are far detached from the media packaging that is predicting an emphatic win for the BJP. In fact, if there is any wave at all in these elections, it is this people’s wave seeking relief, writes Sitaram Yechury.

Congress and BJP: Two peas in a political pod

The serious acts of omission and commission executed by the UPA 2 government must be rejected in these elections lock, stock and barrel. But, then, the alternative that is being projected as the ‘messiah’ does not have a different set of policies to offer, writes Sitaram Yechury.

BJP manifesto full of rhetoric minus steps to achieve objectives

There is little difference between the Congress and the BJP in their economic policies and corruption. Glimpses of the BJP’s real agenda emerge in the preface to its much-laboured manifesto. Sitaram Yechury writes.

An exercise in sheer duplicity

Defeating communalism and rejecting the economic policies of the BJP and the Congress are the first steps to realising Bhagat Singh’s vision.

Profit motive: why markets love Modi

India Inc requires a ‘messiah’, a ‘strong leader’ to continue doling out such concessions and ‘sweetheart’ deals. Thus, sections of them self-appoint themselves as the ‘cheerleaders’ of the BJP PM aspirant. Writes Sitaram Yechury.
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