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Hafta 401: ‘Garba Jihad’ violence and KCR seeks to go national

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This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande and Mehraj D Lone are joined by veteran journalist RK Misra and the News Minute senior correspondent Paul Oommen.

They discuss the attacks on Muslims near garba venues across Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. “BJP uses communal polarisation as a formula and it has always worked for them,” RK says. “It might be shocking to many but if you see the pattern, it was meant to happen as the polls are near.”

The discussion then moves to Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao fashioning his Telangana Rashtra Samithi into a national party called Bharat Rashtra Samithi. “People are upset about KCR removing ‘Telangana’ from the party’s name which was a major connecting point for them,” Paul says.

This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.

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