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Verdict 2014, Bihar: a development folktale interrupted

By Ratnakar Tripathy Storytelling in progress The key word that occurs time and again to describe the 2014 verdict in the favour of BJP and Narendra Modi is ‘decisiveness’ in its most manly and broad-chested sense. In the last five years, the Congress, now punished severely for its limp-wristed demeanour and dyslexic style of communication, created levels of despair that seemed almost unspeakable. But as we know, with development as the core mantra, the despair hastily turned into hope as the election results began pouring in yesterday. Hope is the name of the luxury democracy rarely denies... 

Giriraj threatens to send Modi opponents to Pakistan!

Exclusion: sign of times!Deoghar, Jharkhand: Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who is also the party candidate from Nawada, has said “those who want to stop” BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modiwill soon have “no place in India… because their place will be in Pakistan”. Singh made these remarks at an election rally in Deoghar, Jharkhand on Friday in the presence of former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Godda MP Nishikant Dubey. “Woh log Narendra Modi ko rokna chahate hain, woh Pakistan dekh rahe hain. Aane wale dino mein aise logon ke liye jagah Hindustan mein nahi, Jharkhand... 

Bihar BJP stalwarts feel belittled, humiliated!

  Giriraj Singh Patna: as the BJP’s third list of Lok Sabha candidates came out, senior party leaders in Bihar are made to realize they are just regional pawns and not part of the Modi juggernaut. According to reports, state minister Giriraj Singh met party president Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Friday to complain about “selective targeting” of upper caste leaders. Giriraj is miffed with the party for giving more weightage to the opinion of leaders like Sushil Kumar Modi who he said had compromised the BJP’s interests during the alliance with the JD(U) at the “behest” of Bihar chief... 

If you say ‘no’ to Surya Namaskar, you are Pakistani agents: claims BJP member in Bihar assembly

    Surya Namaskar: either or!! Patna: It would appear that the criteria for Indianness and plain Indian citizenship are becoming more and more stringent these days. Bihar BJP may be credited with adding a fresh clause to the pre-requisites for being Indian – you must do Surya Namaskar. The reasons oscillate between health and Indianness quite freely of course. While everyone wants better health, it is the imposition of a specific healthy practice that hurts the minorities and others, who may want to forgo the draconian health requirements. And anyway, why not make ‘sheershsan’... 

BJP leaders of Bihar fail quiz on Vajpayee’s life: ‘Atal is great but we know nothing about him’!

BJP leaders of Bihar fail quiz on Vajpayee’s life: ‘Atal is great but we know nothing about him’!   Young Atal Patna: even as the nation, including the BJP and the Congress party wished the grand old man of Indian politics Atal Bihari Vajpayee a happy birthday day before, the occasion revealed the ignorance of politicians, including the BJP politicians on the basic facts of Vajpayee’s life. According to a news report, a quiz organised by the BJP in Patna on the occasion of the former PM’s 88th birthday on Sunday turned out to be an embarrassment for all the participants –... 

Exactly what happened in the Araria firing…: ANHAD Report

Exactly what happened in the Araria firing…:  ANHAD Report A victim from Araraia! The following report is based on interviews with victims, their families, group meetings with villagers, visit to the site of firing and the Forbesganj Industrial Area by the members Anhad, a Delhi based NGO that seeks to intervene in defence of democracy, secularism and justice. Bihardays quotes them with the understanding that these facts have been gleaned from the field and often summarize what the local residents may have told the visiting team. Bihardays however may not endorse the entire list of demands... 
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