24 January, 2021

Players On The Board

The BJP leadership fight is out in the open again. Jaitley and Sushma circle each other.

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Players On The Board

The Camps

Jaitley Supporters:

  • The Sangh parivar
  • Venkaiah Naidu, former party president
  • L.K. Advani
  • Nitin Gadkari, party president
  • Narendra Modi, Gujarat CM
  • P.K. Dhumal, Himachal Pradesh CM
  • Ananth Kumar, Karnataka leader
  • Nitish Kumar, JD(U) leader and Bihar CM lThe Badals

Sushma Supporters:

  • L.K. Advani
  • Rajnath Singh, former party president
  • Shivraj Singh Chauhan, MP CM
  • S.S. Ahluwalia, vociferous RS MP
  • Sudhanshu Mittal, BJP moneybags


There are a few things a chess player knows. One, the opening tactic quite often determines how the pieces—yours and your opponent’s—move on the square, checkered board. Two, you can’t expect that to hold good always. Sushma Swaraj made the first move—or, if you...



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