Tag : 2019 General Elections

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2650 Citizens file Complaints with the EC against BJP’s Communalisation of Elections

As many as 2650 people from across the country have reportedly signed and sent email complaints to the Election Commission of India over the recent communal, divisive and anti-Constitutional remarks made by the ruling party and its ministers. A GroundXero report.     On 16th April, a group of civil society organisations put up an […]

BJP Ramps Up Fascist Rhetoric as Election Campaign Draws to a Close

Over the last day on the campaign trail in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP lived up to the worst expectations of its detractors, unleashing a torrent of Islamophobic war cry in an attempt to whip the public into a panic-driven frenzy, hoping to ensure itself a second term. A […]

Emergence of Bahujan-Muslim political force in Maharashtra’s General Elections – Part Two

The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, while promising a new political articulation of the socially marginalised communities of Maharashtra, has also sparked a sharp debate. Their refusal to forge an alliance with the Congress-NCP in the state is being seen by a section of people as ‘aiding fascism’, that is, effectively ensuring electoral victory for the BJP. […]

Emergence of Bahujan-Muslim political force in Maharashtra General Elections – Part One

On 7th April, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) in Maharashtra – an alliance between Adv. Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh, and the Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) – published its electoral manifesto. The forging of this platform is an important intervention in the upcoming elections in Maharashtra – a state which faces not […]

“Still We Rise”: Women Rally Across the Country Against Hate Politics

“It is time to take stock of everything we have lost, of opportunities that failed to arise, of the hatred that was delivered to our doorsteps like cow meat. It is time to count the lives we have lost and the ones we are at risk of losing. And, it is time to take charge, […]

Poverty and Minimum Income Guarantees: Some Notes on Congress’ NYAY Proposal 

While minimum income guarantees might temporarily cushion against the harsh realities of poverty, they do not address the root cause of these inequalities, i.e. the question of who controls the means of production, writes Narayan George.   Toutes choses sont dites déjà; mais comme personne n’écoute, il faut toujours recommencer. (Everything has been said before; […]

কলকাতার রাজপথে নারী ও রূপান্তরকামীদের ফ্যাসীবাদ বিরোধী মিছিল

সারা দেশের সঙ্গেই কলকাতাও ৪ঠা এপ্রিল সাক্ষী থাকল এমন এক মিছিলের যা মানুষের অধিকার আর গণতন্ত্রের কথা বলে, বলে – “নারী ও রূপান্তরকামী দিচ্ছে ডাক – ফ্যাসিবাদ নিপাত যাক।” যুদ্ধ-জিগির ও হিংসার বিরূদ্ধে, ঘৃণা ও বিভেদের রাজনীতির বিরূদ্ধে, এবং গণতন্ত্র, শান্তি, সংহতি ও ন্যায়বিচারের পক্ষে এই মিছিল এক নতুন সময়ের বার্তা দেয়। লিখেছেন সুদর্শনা চক্রবর্তী ।   […]