Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s religious beliefs helped shape his political views and he has no desire to jettison Hindu nationalist ideology, says a new book and notes that Modi risks alienating a section of his supporters if he allows the more extreme elements of Hindutva to influence governance.
Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest outside the Science Convention Centre here against the ongoing auction of items gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging it to be an act of "self publicity".
After being quoted as saying he can make or break the government, controversial BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday did an about turn and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his politics of "inclusive development" and described him as a "divine power".
Puthiya Tamizhakam today demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of Madras High Court, into the issue involving Perumal Murugan, author of 'Madhorubhagan,' which was withdrawn from the market after coming under attack by Hindutva and caste outfits.
Reflecting the growing unease within the government over controversial remarks by Hindutva hardliners and conversion, a senior Union minister on Sunday said such issues are "damaging" NDA's prospects, citing example of Kashmir where it could not manage a single seat.
Accusing actor Amir Khan of double standards, and advising him to go to Pakistan, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists jointly intruded into the Shree Talkies here Sunday evening to disrupt screening of the film PK.
Even before the Ved Nagar conversion row could die down, Hindutva outfits questioned the working of Catholic organisations in Etmadpur tehsil of Agra where, they alleged, a few people had been persuaded to convert to Christianity on the promise of jobs, higher education and a better life.
Amid a raging row over alleged religious conversions undertaken by right-wing groups, RSS ideologue M G Vaidya on Monday said what is happening was not change in faith, but "homecoming" of those who had left the Hindu fold.
VHP patron, Ashok Singhal has said that the aim of Ghar wpasi is not to change religion but win hearts. He further said that the government is determined to protect Hindutva and that their values will be gradually established in the country.
No organisation has approached Aligarh district administration to seek permission for any gathering on December 25, even as authorities said they will clamp prohibitary orders all over the district to maintain peace.
Six Left parties will from Monday begin a countrywide mass movement in support of their nine-point demand, including stopping introduction of RSS and Hindutva ideologies in education and preventing FDI in insurance sector.
Post its break-up with BJP, Shiv Sena now wants to aggressively expand its base in states other than Maharashtra as well and will kick off its "mission" from Delhi where it wants to corner its former ally mainly on the Hindutva agenda.
Days after a Taliban's breakaway faction issued a threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP's former ally Shiv Sena supported the PM on his Hindutva stand and warned the terror group against crossing path with him.
CPI(M) on Saturday sought swift action against Hindutva activists for allegedly whipping up communal frenzy in the name of 'love jihad' and said it was "shocking" that BJP was also "involved" in such propaganda to create enmity between communities.