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The politics of the unspoken: face-reading Modi and Kejriwal

  by Ratnakar Tripathy  The purity of maskhood! I believe there are two waves in the country today – Narendra Modi and Aam Admi Party [AAP] and the one thing they have in common is they deny the existence of the other wave. What they do not have in common is this – AAP is the sum of all the spoken statements from its leaders, including Kejriwal, whereas Modi is the sum of all that remains unspoken thus far. It is likely Modi will not really begin to talk before he finds himself plunked securely in the throne. So let us get ready to not be surprised by reading between the lines and highlighting... 

Modi appropriated Sardar Patel: now Congress to appropriate Vajpayee?

  Atal Bihari Vajpayee on INC site! New Delhi: Narendra Modi has for long tried to appropriate the image of Congress stalwart Sardar Patel for its own purposes. Patel as a Gujarati seemed a handy figure for use. Modi also pitted Patel as the counterpoint to Nehru, the Congress icon. Now it seems, the Congress party wishes to appropriate Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP stalwart with a strong Nehruvian flavour for its own campaign. Which is why the Congress on Friday invoked the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to nail BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The party... 
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