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Modi used caste strife to tighten grip: Cable

Modi used caste strife to tighten grip: Cable

Narendra Modi used caste or class resentments within Hinduism to tighten his political grip after effectively manipulating religious strife "to strengthen his power base during and after the 2002 riots in Gujarat", according to a leaked US cable. The 63-year-old chief minister of Gujarat is the prime minister candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)....

Jashodaben prays for Modi to become PM

Jashodaben prays for Modi to become PM

She has been drawn in the political slugfest by Narendra Modi's rivals to target him, but decades of separation from Gujarat Chief Minister has not embittered Jashodaben, who fasts and prays for her husband to become the prime minister. The reclusive 62-year-old retired school teacher has vowed not to eat rice and remain bare-footed...

I'm married

I'm married

It is official now. Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist and front-runner to become India's next prime minister, has publicly stated for the first time that he is married. The 63-year-old controversial BJP leader has admitted about his marital status under oath that he has a wife. At the age of 17, he married Jashodaben who almost of his age. In election papers filed on Wednesday to run for a seat in Gujarat's Vadodara constituency, Modi wrote the name "Jashodaben" in a mandatory column regarding his marital status. He had left the column blank on previous occasions, including in the last Gujarat state election in 2012. Jashodaben is a retired school teacher in Brahmanwada,...

Modi admits of marriage

Modi admits of marriage

Married at 17 to a bride about his age, BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi has admitted for the first time under oath that he has a wife, reports The Times of India. In his nomination form for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, which he filed amid much fanfare on Wednesday, he entered the name...

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