User: vgad Topic: Communalism
Category: Maharashtra
Last updated: Jun 21 2018 03:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Prakash Ambedkar's decision to join 'anti-BJP front' hailed by Congress, NCP 21.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Efforts to form anti BJP front in Maharashtra ahead of ensuing Lok Sabha and assembly elections slated for 2019 received a shot in the arm after prominent dalit leader and founder of Bharip Bahujan Maha Sangh (BBMS) Prakah Ambedkar hinted to be part of the alliance. Currently, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are engaged in talks to forge pre-poll alliance and simultaneously they have decided to reach out to the like-minded secular parties to form mahagathbandhan in the state against BJP. Ambedkar, who has been firing salvo against BJP led government in the state for its handling of the Bhima Koregaon riot, today revealed that he was trying to forge a front of forward looking parties under the banner 'Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi' and is open for talks with the Congress and the NCP. In 2009, Ambedkar had floated idea of Republican Left Democratic Front (RiDaLoS) to raise a similar front but that had failed to attract voters. According to the 2011 census, Dalits constitute 10.5 per cent of the population ...
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LIVE! 3 terrorists killed as army foils infiltration bid in J&K's Keran sector 10.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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How Pranab played it safe in Nagpur 9.6.2018 Rediff: News
'Was there an element of orchestration between Mukherjee and Mohan Bhagwat about their speeches to the effect that the former would leave out any reference to Muslims while the RSS chief will not talk about a Hindu rashtra?' asks Amulya Ganguli.
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Gogoi flays Pranab for attending RSS event 9.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Gogoi flays Pranab for attending RSS event
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LIVE! Would invite Kim Jong-un to US if summit go well: Trump 8.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Pranab Mukherjee shows soul of Bharat in speech 8.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Former president Pranab Mukherjee attending the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) convocation event in Nagpur has raised several eyebrows, but in his speech, Mukherjee on Thursday said, "India derived its strength from tolerance and intolerance will only lead to dilution of our national identity." Quoting former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he argued that Indian nationalism is not exclusive, neither aggressive nor destructive. He insisted that secularism is the soul of India. Although Mukherjee stood up the for the RSS prayer, he refrained from performing the customary RSS salute unlike most of those present on the stage. In his speech at the concluding ceremony of the RSS' Tritiya Varsh training programme, Mukherjee said that Indian nationalism was and is above political, religion and regional inclination. "Nationalism means fusion of all religions. This was the case before Independence and remains to be the truth even today. Thanks to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Multiple cultures make us a special ...
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Congress changes tone, says Pranab showed the mirror to RSS 8.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that Mukherjee, in his speech at RSS headquarter in Nagpur, reminded them of India's pluralism, tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness.
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FULL TEXT: Pranab's address at RSS headquarters 8.6.2018 Rediff: News
The soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance. This plurality of our society has come through assimilation of ideas over centuries. Secularism and inclusion are a matter of faith for us. It is our composite culture which makes us into one nation.
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Pranab reaches Nagpur to attend RSS event, daughter cautions him 6.6.2018 Rediff: News
Sharmistha Mukherjee disapproved of his decision, saying he was giving the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories, as his 'speech will be forgotten' but the 'visuals will remain'.
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Assam Cong chief urges Pranab Mukherjee to reconsider decision to attend RSS event 5.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Ripun Bora in a letter wrote, "It is very surprising that you (Mukherjee) are going to attend the meeting of such an organisation which is totally opposed to the Congress's ideology of secularism, which is not only the basic foundation of the Constitution but also the social fabric of our nation."
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'Secular' Pranab not wrong in accepting RSS invite: Sushil Kumar Shinde 4.6.2018 Rediff: News
Shinde said speaking on RSS platform is very important.
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Senior Congress leader supports Pranab Mukherjee's decision to attend RSS event 4.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Senior Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde today said former President Pranab Mukherjee accepting an invite to attend an RSS event was "not wrong" as the latter was a secular person and a very good thinker. "Pranab Mukherjee is a secular person. He will always put forth a secular view which he will do there (at the RSS event) as well. He is a very good thinker, and his going there and speaking on that platform is very important," Shinde said. He said that Mukherjee accepting the invite was not wrong and "we would be more than pleased" if his thoughts bring some improvement in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Mukherjee has been invited to be the chief guest at the valedictory function of the Sangh Shiksha Varg -- a training camp for RSS volunteers -- at its headquarters in Nagpur. The event will be held on June 7. Shinde was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here. On Jammu and Kashmir, the former home minister said that the Centre was unable to bring peace in the state. He said that ...
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LIVE! Shiv Sena is biggest political enemy of BJP: Raut 4.6.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Nothing wrong if Pranab Mukherjee attends RSS function, he is secular: Sushil Kumar Shinde 3.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Senior Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday said former President Pranab Mukherjee accepting an invite to attend an RSS event was "not wrong" as the latter was a secular person and a very good thinker. "Pranab Mukherjee is a secular person. He will always put forth a secular view which he will do there (at the RSS event) as well. He is a very good thinker, and his going there and speaking on that platform is very important," Shinde said. He said that Mukherjee accepting the invite was not wrong and "we would be more than pleased" if his thoughts bring some improvement in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Mukherjee has been invited to be the chief guest at the valedictory function of the Sangh Shiksha Varg -- a training camp for RSS volunteers -- at its headquarters in Nagpur. The event will be held on June 7. Shinde was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here. On Jammu and Kashmir, the former home minister said that the Centre was unable to bring peace in the state. He said ...
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Fear is the biggest capital of some people: Nitin Gadkari 2.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A day after BJP's dismal performance in bypoll, Union Minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari slammed the Opposition for raising communal issues during elections. "For some people, 'fear' is their biggest capital. Those people are creating fear among Dalits, Muslims and adivasis," Gadkari said. Gadkari was in Pune where he interacted with the media on the achievements of NDA government in last four years. The minister said, "Elections are fought on various issues. However, there are some people who unnecessarily communalise the issue for some benefits. Through these issues, they are creating fear in the minds of Dalits, Muslims and adivasis and they are the one who are also spreading the wrong information that BJP is trying to change the Constitution." "We have not changed anything in Babasaheb Ambedkar's Constitution. It is the Congress party which has made the changes in the constitution for 72 times," Gadkari said. Speaking about the EVM controversy, Gadkari took a dig at the Opposition ...
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Sir, please tell RSS what's wrong with their ideology: Chidambaram on Pranab Mukherjee visiting Nagpur event 30.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Amid controversy over former President Pranab Mukherjee visiting the RSS headquarters for an event, senior Congress leader and ex-Union Minister P Chidambaram made a special request to the veteran politician.  Instead of opposing Mukherjee’s Nagpur visit in June, Chidambaram said that, ‘now that he has accepted invitation there is no point debating why he accepted it.’ ‘More important thing to say is, sir you have accepted invitation, please go there and tell them what is wrong with their ideology,’ the former Finance Minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Earlier in the day, Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala wrote a letter to the former president, urging him to refrain from attending the June 7 event. ‘I am extremely sorry to say that your decision to attend the function organized by a communal outfit has sent a rude shock to the secular minds of this country,’ Chennithala wrote. ‘Being the tallest leaders of the great Indian National Congress which has been responsible for preserving ...
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Pune: Bajrang Dal activists accost tempo allegedly carrying beef; two handed over to cops 29.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A Bajarang Dal-affiliated vigilante group that focuses on cow protection caught a temp allegedly carrying nearly six tonnes of beef in Pimpri area on the outskirts of Pune in Maharashtra. The temp driver and his partner were arrested after they were handed over to the police. The incident took place at 3 pm on Tuesday near Kharalwadi Bridge. According to the police, the Bajarang Dal members had got a tip off about the meat transportation after which they caught the tempo. The members said that the beef was being transported from Ahmednagar to Mumbai. Acting on the information, a team trailed the temp as soon as it left Ahmednagar. The vehicle was halted near Kharalwadi Bridge and the Bajarang Dal members claimed that when they searched the tempo, they found beef. The driver and his accomplice were taken along with the vehicle to Pimpri police station. The police sought the help of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to check the meat following which a case was registered under relevant sections of ...
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LIVE! Am at mercy of Congress and not 6.5 cr people of K'taka: Kumaraswamy 28.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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How Congress's Chanakya stumped Amit Shah 19.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
This was the second time D K Shivakumar foiled Amit A Shah's plans.
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What happens when a BJP leader is made governor... 18.5.2018 Rediff: News
If you thought Vajubhai Vala's invitation to BSY was a one-off, think again :))
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