'In India, nationalism is a positive word. Nationalists have stood up against colonization, against the domination of the West. There is much to be done with the restoration of identity, of cultural trust,' said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Remembering former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Manmohan Singh said these trends are repugnant to promotion of peace, national integration and communal harmony, which are cherished objectives enshrined in our Constitution.
As the comments by Kerala BJP spokesman B Gopalakrishnan kicked up a controversy, Adoor said their letter voicing concern was neither against the government, nor against those chanting 'Jai Sri Ram', but against incidents of lynching using the 'chant as a war cry'.
The trouble began late Sunday night when Aas Mohammad was parking his scooter outside a building. Sanjeev Gupta, a resident of the building, who runs an eatery stall there, objected to it, witnesses said.
The results in the Lok Sabha elections have made BJP extremely upbeat in West Bengal. Saying Mamata Banerjee is promoting dynastic rule, BJP is confident of knocking out the firebrand leader in two years' time.
BJP's increasing vote share and clinching 18 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal is a warning Mamata Banerjee can't ignore for long. BJP's Mission Bengal will test Trinamool Congress in the July 2020 Municipal elections and then the 2021 Assembly polls