18 January, 2021

Internal Ignition

The Shekhawat campaign implodes. And the consequences could be felt till 2009. Updates

T. Narayan
Internal Ignition
Arun Jaitley
Initially kept aloof from the BJP's dirty tricks campaign, later 'persuaded' to join Advani

Rajnath Singh
Opposed to the mudslinging campaign against Pratibha Patil from the very start

Unhappy with Shekhawat for trying to replace her as CM with his son-in-law Narpat Rajvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
One of those who felt the ugly slugfest will be politically counter-productive


The BJP had hoped that a high-profile presidential poll would act as a tonic for jaded party workers in the run-up to the 2009 general elections. Instead, it appears to have done precisely the opposite....


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