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February 10, 2013

Gadh gela pan simha aalaa

Gadh gela pan simha aalaa
(The Fort was won but we lost Lion)
The powerplay in BJP gets more exciting not due to Gadkari’s exit
but more because of Rajnath Singh’s entry.
by K Subramaniam
History is known to repeat but not in reverse. According to Maratha history, one of Shivaji’s Generals gave his life to win a fort in the battle with the Mughals, giving rise to the adage ‘gad aala pan simha gela’ (the fort was won but we lost the lion). Gadkari (one who holds fort) could not hold on to the BJP fort in the wake of a Purti full of allegations of financial irregularities. But he did not go down all alone. Like Humpty Dumpty, he brought down the reputation of the RSS, which had placed him on the high wall of 11 Ashoka Road. But first things first...Read More

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