03 March, 2021

A Shadow Speaks

BJP takes renewed aim; RSS brings the ammo

A Shadow Speaks

2014: The Many Prongs

  • Mission 272+
  • Sardar Patel Statue, with every village contributing pieces of iron
  • Overseas Friends BJP Global Meet
  • Vote for India
  • Voter registration campaign
  • BJYM ‘campus ambassador’ campaign
  • Technocrats for BJP
  • Modi4PM Fund


It came without any starting gun, but the 2014 campaign season is now fully upon us. By the time this goes to print, the BJP would be in the thick of a twin exercise meant to catalyse its pitch for power. One is an extended nat­io­nal council. With nearly 10,000 participants, three times the usual size, from down to the zilla level, it’s designed as a show of might to galvanise the rank and file. The venue is significant—Ramlila Maidan at Delhi—and itself signals at a tacit shift in strategy. The fine print of strategy, to be transmitted to the cadre at Ramlila, will be settled by the BJP’s brains trust at...

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