30 October, 2020

Saffron Succotash!

The RSS supremo goes to bat for his boy Gadkari

Sanjay Rawat
Saffron Succotash!
outlookindia.com
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Fissures In The Family

  • In defense of Nitin Gadkari, RSS sarsanghchalak Mohanrao Bhagwat called senior BJP leaders ahead of a core meet
  • Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh were called. Most conspicuously, L.K. Advani was not.
  • Advani had threatened to skip the meet unless given assurance that Gadkari would not be given a second term
  • The RSS has maintained that Gadkari would finish his first term, though would moot issue of a second term
  • Sangh views attack on Gadkari as a sustained campaign by BJP to discredit its choice of party president
  • Advani, Jaitley and Narendra Modi are seen as possible perpetrators

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Hours before the BJP’s core group met at the party’s Ashoka Road headquarters in Delhi on November 6, the RSS swung into action. A little after 2 pm, sarsanghchalak Mohanrao Bhagwat did what might amount to the exceptional. He picked up the phone to speak to senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun...

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