The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has stirred a hornet's nest by suggesting in an article in its mouthpiece 'Kesari' that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse should have killed former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru instead.
In Haryana's political arena, the name of BJP's Manohar Lal Khattar, who is Haryana's chief minister designate, does not ring a bell with many. The low-profile, 'behind-the-scenes' organisational man of the RSS and BJP is considered to be a no-nonsense man and a tough task master.
A day after Maharashtra Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, major political parties on Monday went into a huddle exploring ways for government formation but the picture remained nebulous with speculation rife about whether it will be an NCP-propped BJP ministry or a coalition regime with Shiv Sena.
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) on Monday left it to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to accept or turn down the offer of unconditional outside support by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for government formation in Maharashtra.
Terming the infiltration from Bangladesh as threat to national security and integrity, RSS leader J Nandkumar on Saturday said there was a need to raise social awareness about its ill effects on the economy and society.
In a sensational turn of events in the RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi`s murder case, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has concurred that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had him eliminated due to his sexual advances towards her.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi claimed that second RSS chief MS Golvalkar was against giving voting rights to women, and Narendra Modi, whose ideology is similar to the Sangh, would not take up the issue of women empowerment if voted to power.
Hitting out at BJP and RSS over their "single-line objective" of promoting Narendra Modi as their prime ministerial candidate, CPI-M said such policy of "individualism" was dangerous for Indian democracy.