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In communal overdrive

Print edition : October 03, 2014

Modi paying floral tributes to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on his birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House on May 28. Photo: KAMAL SINGH/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Yogi Adityanath at a rally in Gorakhpur in January. The selection of Adityanath, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from the constituency in May, as the BJP's chief campaigner for the byelections in Uttar Pradesh appears to be aimed at perpetuating communal polarisation. Photo: PTI

Amit Shah, BJP president. Photo: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS

Activists of the Hindu Sena protesting against the "Aalishan Pakistan" lifestyle exhibition at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on September 11. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

The nationwide telecast of Modi's Teachers' Day interaction with schoolchildren on September 5 is part of the image build-up with a new orientation. Photo: VIJAY VERMA/PTI

After the resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the Sangh Parivar is gearing up for the next big game, to achieve total Hindutva dominance of the country’s political and social space. This is evident from the rising communal tensions across the country.
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