How Modi’s gameplan for ‘Mission 272’ is meeting resistance
- Ahmedabad (East): The decision to deny a ticket to Harin Pathak— the RSS’s best known face in Ahmedabad, a seven-time MP and L.K. Advani confidant—led to a bandh in the constituency.
- Bhavnagar: Rajendrasinh Rana, the sitting MP, played a key role in building Gujarat as a saffron bastion and in Modi’s elevation to the national level. But he was summarily denied nomination.
- Bidar: Angry supporters of BJP leader Gurupadappa Nagarmarapalli ransacked the party office after he was denied the Lok Sabha ticket from Bidar. The party instead nominated Bhagwant Khuba.
- Buxar: Denied a ticket to contest again, sitting MP Lalmuni Chaubey is threatening to contest as a rebel and scuttle the party’s electoral fortunes in Bihar. Chaubey wants to cut Modi down to size for his disregard for party seniors. ...