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Lal Krishna Advani
India  /  Published 06.08.20

Ayodhya: Modi blurs line between State and Church

The nation witnessed from Ayodhya on Wednesday the ritual merger of Church and State — rishi and raja — as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, elected head of a constitutionally secular state, t...
By Sankarshan Thakur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.19

BJP feels safer by reinforcing chauvinism

If the Bharatiya Janata Party were not so desperate to pose as India’s only patriots, it might have accused the Congress of stealing its clothes once again. It did so with some justification on the ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Opinion  /  Published 08.04.19

Advani’s swansong: lacking in conviction

Lal Krishna Advani — the grand patriarch of the Bharatiya Janata Party — issued a statement last week that many regarded as a stinging rebuke to the current leadership of the party represented by ...
By Manini Chatterjee

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.19

Mamata feels ‘sad’ for Advani

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she felt “very, very bad” and “sad” that BJP patriarch L.K. Advani had been denied a Lok Sabha ticket and it was an “insult” to replac...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

Reason is the first casualty of majoritarianism

Almost 30 years ago, in the midst of Lal Krishna Advani’s rath yatra (arguably the single most fissiparous action by any politician in independent India), a dearly beloved friend told me, “All my ...
By Samantak Das


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