POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 16, 2014 AT 22:45 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 16, 2014 22:45 IST

While it may be too early to analyse the reasons for the electoral setback for the BJP, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the instant verdict, on at least Twitter, was that it was a resounding rejection of the Yogi Adityanath and Sakshi Maharaj brand of rabble-rousing and communally polarising campaigning (from Love Jehad to blaming Madrasas for terrorism). Significantly, in UP the absence of BSP ensured that the anti-BJP vote was not divided.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 16, 2014 AT 22:45 IST, Edited At: Sep 16, 2014 22:45 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 06, 2014 AT 02:35 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 06, 2014 02:35 IST
“All schools may make arrangements to assemble students from 2.30 pm to 4.45 pm in order that the children may view the prime minister’s address on TV.... A feedback would be taken immediately after on the number of children and schools who were able to view or listen to (it).”

—Aug 27 circular sent by the HRD ministry to state education secretaries

Was attending school for the PM's Teacher's Day speech mandatory? Was it not? It didn't matter. It all happened on Twitter, starting with a Delhi school announcing a test on the speech:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 06, 2014 AT 02:35 IST, Edited At: Sep 06, 2014 02:35 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 03, 2014 AT 00:27 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 03, 2014 00:27 IST

The latest issue of RSS mouthpiece shows us how the Sangh thinks the 'Love Jihadis' look like:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 03, 2014 AT 00:27 IST, Edited At: Sep 03, 2014 00:27 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 02, 2014 AT 23:52 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 02, 2014 23:52 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shard a lighter moment with Japanese ceremonial drummers, at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy, in Tokyo, Japan.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 02, 2014 AT 23:52 IST, Edited At: Sep 02, 2014 23:52 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 20:55 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 20:55 IST

It showed up first in a weekly gossip column some 10 days back:

In Gujarat, Modi kept a close watch on what his Cabinet colleagues and others in the party were up to. The PM seems to have developed an effective feedback mechanism in Delhi as well. Recently, the son of a minister was reportedly asked to come to Modi’s residence. The PM praised him for his good work, but then slipped in a remark that had the young man rattled. Modi said it had come to his knowledge that some money had exchanged hands for the posting of an official. Modi asked him to return the money. The son and his father certainly got the message.

The rumours in the Delhi grapevine had of course done the rounds earlier, but once it reached the mainstream press gossip columns, it was soon on Twitter, with the ever-faithful Modi bhaktas presenting it as the great deed of their Great Leader.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 20:55 IST, Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 20:55 IST
     
 
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