Leader, cadre, parivar

Posted on Friday, 06 April 2018

BJP has grown on the strength of its ideology, party structure and political accommodation The BJP enters the 39th year of its inception today. The party celebrates April 6 every year as its Foundation Day. The ideological foundation of the party takes it back further by three decades to 1951. In May that year, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the ideo... Continue reading

India appreciates desire of Tibetans to return to motherland: Ram Madhav

Posted on Thursday, 05 April 2018

DHARAMSALA: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today said India appreciates the desire of the Tibetans-in-exile to return to their motherland, and that they should not consider themselves refugees in "their second home". The Tibetan government-in-exile today kicked off year-long celebrations under the "Thank You India" campaign to mark 60 years of t... Continue reading

For BJP, Ram mandir movement a one-way street- The Indian EXPRESS

Posted on Friday, 08 December 2017

Sometime in the mid-1980s, the then RSS chief Balasaheb Deoras had asked the assembled leaders of the organisation from all the states a simple question: “Should the RSS plunge fully into the Ram Janmabhoomi movement or allow it to be led by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (the body of saints it had promoted)?”. When the ... Continue reading

The Latest Pejorative of the Elite – OPEN Magazine

Posted on Monday, 27 November 2017

Populist’ is the chosen word of invective for a section of the intellectual elite these days. From newspaper articles by out-of-business columnists to platforms like the World Economic Forum, the buzz everywhere is about populism. Gone are the days of a hue-and-cry over socialism versus capitalism or secularism versus communalism. India’s peopl... Continue reading

#ExpressOpinion – Independence Day 2017 – Coming full circle at 70

Posted on Thursday, 17 August 2017

Coming full circle at 70 This Independence Day is different. For the first time in 70 years, the high constitutional positions are all held today by individuals subscribing to a non-Congress ideology. When NDA 1 was in power, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat became the vice president and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was prime minister. But this time around, th... Continue reading

A Movement Revisited – Open Magazine

Posted on Thursday, 17 August 2017

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/freedom-issue-2017/a-movement-revisited   The independence struggle as a narrative of the highs and lows of our national will The revisiting of history keeps happening. There are a couple of reasons why one revisits history time and again. One reason, of course, is that we get newer information as ... Continue reading

#ExpressOpinion – The meaning of de-hyphenation

Posted on Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The meaning of de-hyphenation A hyphenated foreign policy, not just in West Asia, had handicapped India’s ability to forge pragmatic ties that help our national interests. The Modi government is making an important break from the past. “We have been waiting for you, Prime Minister!” When I heard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Isr... Continue reading

Text of Shri Ram Madhav’s address at the 8th India Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue

Posted on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

TEXT OF THE ADDRESS AT THE 8TH INDIA BANGLADESH FRIENDSHIP DIALOGUE GUWAHATI 04-07-2017 - Congratulate the organisers for the completion of the 8th round of India – Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue. India values its friendship with Bangladesh deeply. It is not just a friendship. It is a shared bond of two peoples with one civilisation. We a... Continue reading

#ExpressOpinion – Like a bee gathers honey – Goods & Services Tax

Posted on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Like a bee gathers honey GST will reset the basic rules of taxation. It is an illustration of PM Modi’s transformative reforms. Modi is on a transformative agenda, the fruits of which will be borne by this nation in a few years’ time. He is setting India’s basics right with a futuristic vision.   The PM has quoted Chanakya in h... Continue reading

Editorial – Journey of Ram Nath Kovind (Indian Express)

Posted on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Journey of Ram Nath Kovind His candidacy for president is being viewed in terms of his caste identity alone. This is an injustice “Maine jaise swayam safalta paayi, vaise tum log bhi mehnat karo (Just like I achieved success on my own, you should work hard for it too)”. These words of Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA’s nominee for president, t... Continue reading

Decoding a blast (Editorial – Indian Express)

Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2017

Decoding  a Blast The timing and location of the latest attack in Kabul may be significant. The dots can be joined to the Haqqani Network   Exactly a decade after 9/11, on September 11, 2011, a truck pulled up next to the US military base in Wardak province in eastern Afghanistan. Within minutes, there was a huge detonation and the t... Continue reading

India’s most trusted (Editorial – Indian Express)

Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2017

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/narendra-modi-government-third-anniversary-indias-most-trusted-4675577/ In three years, the nation has seen the prime minister and his team work towards a new vision Three years is not enough for any government to transform a nation; but it is enough to judge if the direction is right. Three years ... Continue reading

BJP SAMMELAN/SPEECH : THEY BURNED LIKE EARTHEN LAMPS

Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2017

http://organiser.org/Encyc/2017/5/22/2229177.aspx   Old Karyakartas of the Jan Sangh time till 1990 in Assam were felicitated at a function in Guwahati. Over 300 old Karyakartas attended the event In a way it is a departure from the usual practice. It is an event hosted by the BJP to felicitate old party workers. It is well known... Continue reading

Turning down China (Editorial – Indian Express)

Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2017

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/turning-down-china-one-belt-one-road-4659155/ Turning down China But India’s staying away from the OBOR mega show will not affect bilateral relations adversely   Belt and Road is China’s most ambitious initiative in history. Popularly known as One Belt One Road (OBOR), this infrastruct... Continue reading

Indian Womanhood: A Civilisational Perspective

Posted on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Indian Womanhood: A Civilisational Perspective Mahatma Gandhi once said that for him true independence meant a day when a woman can go out on to the streets alone at midnight and roam around freely. Generally, it is understood as a statement with respect to the safety of women. It indeed was. For Gandhiji, security and safety of women wa... Continue reading

Text of Shri Ram Madhav’s Address at Adi Sankara Prakatotsav in Bhopal (01-05-2017)

Posted on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

  Adi Shankara belonged to Kerala. He spent most of his time in North India at places like Badrinath and Kashi. Later he established 5 mutts in all the corners of the country – Badri in the north, Puri in the east, Sringeri in south and Dwarika in west. He established the fifth mutt at Kanchi in Tamilnadu. Credit goes to the Chief ... Continue reading

Full Transcript of the interview on CNN News18

Posted on Friday, 21 April 2017

Full Transcript of the interview on CNN News18 Courtesy - CNN News18 Architect of the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir, Ram Madhav speaks to CNN-News18's Shreya Dhoundial about the situation in the Valley. The BJP general secretary talks about the violence during the by-poll in Srinagar constituency, and justifies the controv... Continue reading

#TOIEditPage Three years down the line from 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP has emerged as the only true pan-national party

Posted on Sunday, 16 April 2017

Courtesy - Times of India http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/three-years-down-the-line-from-2014-lok-sabha-elections-bjp-has-emerged-as-the-only-true-pan-national-party/ BJP is riding high on its recent successes, both in elections to state assemblies in February-March 2017 and in by-elections held this week to 10 assembly... Continue reading

#OpEd #IndianExpress New India, different China

Posted on Thursday, 13 April 2017

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/new-india-different-china-dalai-lama-tawang-arunachal-visit-4610892/ Chinese reaction to the Dalai Lama visit to Tawang this time varied in tone and tenor from previous occasions. There are reasons for that Global Times, one of the most influential media organs in China, carried a provocative e... Continue reading

#TelegraphInterview ‘There is no barometer for patriotism, that if you don’t love your country this much, you should go to another country’

Posted on Monday, 10 April 2017

Courtesy - Telegraph India https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170409/jsp/7days/story_145320.jsp   Minorities. Bigotry. History. Politics. Power. Opposition. Media. Modi. Yogi. BJP's lead general secretary Ram Madhav opens up to Sankarshan Thakur   Q : It is nearly three years since your party came to power. One of the slog... Continue reading

Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, BJP