Thackeray said, "On one hand they read Hanuman Chalisa and on other hand, they go to mosques & listen Qawali, is this their Hindutva?"
The BJP seems to be changing its Hindutva model strategy and is focussing more on folk Gods in poll-bound Rajasthan.
The idea of nationality as a marker of belonging emanating from one’s ancestral land is neither new nor unique.
There are about 1.2 billion Hindus in the world. India, which has a population of 1.4 billion, has 80 per cent of its population Hindu. This means that there are 1.1 billion Hindus in India or 93 per cent of the global Hindu population.
BJP MP Anupam Hazra was also involved in a scuffle with the police.
Thackeray became the new chief minister of the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance of the ideologically different parties- the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP. His move has been criticized by many for diluting the party’s Hindutva ideology.
Today, the known arsenals are estimated to be large enough to destroy the earth three times over. This is only to emphasize how ensuring positive peace is a desperate need. There is no ethos, idea or ideology, which can enable such a peace, other than self-actualizing Hinduness.
In interview to The Statesman, MP Shashi Tharoor says the current regime has proved to be bad for both hard and soft power
The coordination meeting assumed significance in the backdrop of the next Lok Sabha election likely to be held in April-May 2019.