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February 10, 2013

Gadkari’s folly, Advani’s gain

Gadkari’s folly, Advani’s gain
Gadkari undone by palace politics
Businessman turned politician Nitin Gadkari never imagined that political wars can be so lethal that his whole persona would be erased in just a day. If reports about the BJP president issue are to be believed, it appears that patriarch LK Advani still rules the roost. Gadkari was certain that things were going his way, especially as the party had amended its constitution in September, enabling the president to enjoy a second consecutive term. But, Gadkari had himself sown the seeds of his removal when RSS pracharak Suresh Soni’s acolyte, Prabhat Jha, was denied a second term in MP at the instance of Chouhan. The latter wanted Jha to stop projecting himself as the next CM. Adding fuel to the fire was the Purti case expose, which...Read More

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