Articles by: Himanshu Shukla

The Agnipath scheme makes sense in larger context of the BJP’s Neoliberal Hindutva

The Agnipath scheme makes sense in larger context of the BJP’s Neoliberal Hindutva

Lakh of the youths in the country are feeling fudged. Violent protests took place against the recently announced Agnipath scheme in the army recruitment for personnel below officer rank (PBOR). Under the new Agnipath scheme, the government has announced recruiting youths for the army, to be called Agniveers. Under this scheme, after qualifying, they will not have a secured tenure[Read More…]

by 27/07/2022 Comments are Disabled India
The return of Yogi Adityanath and democracy of fear in Uttar Pradesh

The return of Yogi Adityanath and democracy of fear in Uttar Pradesh

Yogi Adityanath, a monk turned politician is set to return as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He will be taking the oath for the second consecutive chief ministership of Uttar Pradesh on March 25. BJP has comfortably managed to script a jubilant victory in the recently concluded legislative elections in Uttar Pradesh. BJP with its allies got two-thirds of the[Read More…]

by 25/03/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Why communalising the election remains final recourse for BJP to win Uttar Pradesh

Why communalising the election remains final recourse for BJP to win Uttar Pradesh

The election tempo in Uttar Pradesh is getting more communal with every phase of voting, thanks to the virulent communal campaigning of incumbent BJP. With its sizeable population, existence of diverse caste groups, active identity politics, considerable muslim minority population, the mandate of Uttar Pradesh resulting from the 403 assembly seats will be decisive in understanding the future course of[Read More…]

by 26/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India