Comments on: Shiv Sena, secularists and politics of regionalism http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rocky_1 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12912 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:17:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12912 “The 2 biggest parties give the cold shoulder to RSS and MNS” (coz the national parties do not reckon them to be a potent force anymore), “will not allow north Indians into Maharashtra” (A poor gimmick to garner local support and gain political mileage), “Will not allow screening of MNIK” (downright marketing/ well done SRK&co).- At the end of the day it remains a fact that their (RSS & MNS) insipid and senseless overtures will only make them a laughing stock and give enough fodder for the ruling parties to impose necessary sanctions on a now defunct outfit.

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By: Justlikethat http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12901 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 04:41:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12901 I am glad that the Sena and its Thuggerays are finally being shown the middle finger… Rahul’s act was gimmickery, no doubt. But this is one gimmick that was long overdue and most welcome.

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By: yogeshvaaher http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12877 Sun, 07 Feb 2010 10:26:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12877 Mohan bhagwat is also from maharashtra. Half of RSS leaders are from maharashtra including its founder. Its battle of peoples from different mentalities than different localities

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12866 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 13:22:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12866 Vipul,

I agree that Bhagwat should have come out earlier against this. But that he did eventually is not to be underplayed. But not just the RSS even the Congress itself should have spoken up earlier. Why did Chavan wait till Rahul Gandhi brought up the issue in Bihar?

That the Congress also keeps a soft Hindutva card up its sleeve came out in the open after the last elections when they did nothing to take on the MNS, because it suited them. All political parties may not be devils, but certainly none of them are saints.

The party first, last and always; the country, maybe sometimes, when it suits them.

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By: kisna http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12862 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 11:06:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12862 why we pepole blaming austrailian Govt. if the same thing is happen in our country also ..shiv sena & MNS r doing samething in maharasta. & our GOVT. is seem like blind wake up………

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By: VipulTripathi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12860 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 06:53:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12860 I dont think it is a case of being pro or anti anyone. The RSS chief should have spoken much sooner. What was he waiting for?
I would like to know the answer to that? Shiv Sena’s shennanigans have been going on for too long, it is a party forever in search for a vote-catching cause….

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By: IndiaFirstHand http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12854 Fri, 05 Feb 2010 14:39:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12854 The struggle between the BJP and the VHP is similar to the struggle between mainstream Republicans and the conservatives in the Republican party. BJP cannot become a pan-national party by distancing themselves from the VHP but by cutting them loose.

www.indiafirsthand.com

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By: IndianBeginner http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12853 Fri, 05 Feb 2010 06:13:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12853 media is pro congress and Reuters is no exception, they will go to any lengths to show that RSS does not do anything positive.
It is funny how no one is talking of Mohan Bhagwat taking the forst initiative and he is a Maratha Manoos.

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By: vamshidhar http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12850 Fri, 05 Feb 2010 02:09:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12850 Its good that someone is taking the sena’s on and major parties are standing on the secular ideology. perhaps, BJP might have realised after loosing the elections big time last year. I agree with ToeKnee that a stronger media and stronger leadership should raise their voices against these criminals who divide people for their own benefits. I’m surprised BigB is in support of the sena’s, instead of supporting SRK who has dared it all to go against sena. Go SRK, United we stand!

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By: yadayadayada http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/02/04/shiv-sena-secularists-and-politics-of-regionalism/comment-page-1/#comment-12848 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 19:02:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2601#comment-12848 Did SRK shoot his mouth off to save his back, given the early reviews that My Name is Khan has been getting? He’s set the stage for the MNS or the Shiv Sena to be blamed if the film comes a cropper. Fox has Rs 100 crore riding on this one movie.

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