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Nuke Harvest

If there's a mid-term poll, the BJP says it has a clear advantage, thanks to its bold N-strategy

Nuke Harvest
Nuke Harvest
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WITHIN hours of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s dramatic announcement, a journalist, an old acquaintance of Home Minister L.K. Advani, met him at his North Block office. Advani could barely hide his emotions. During the time spent there, the scribe saw the home minister wiping his tears at least twice. One of the earliest promises, going back to Jana Sangh days, had just been fulfilled. For Sanghis of that generation, the need to join the nuclear club had finally moved from mere demands, smacked across Delhi’s boundary walls three decades ago, to the real thing. A feat that the party believes gives them the edge if there’s a mid-term poll.

In the current mood where even rabid BJP-baiters have had to ‘hail’ the underground explosions, the BJP top brass is predictably euphoric—and says it can now look ahead. Though no one is talking elections yet, the underlying theme that the party now holds the advantage come what may is quite evident at the party’s central office in Delhi and through the two monolith blocks, North and South, from...

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