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The Under Cut

It was supposed to be Advani's moment, till the letter dropped

The Under Cut
Jitender Gupta
The Under Cut
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It has been made more than abundantly clear to all—the Sangh parivar in particular—that Advani, who celebrates his 80th birthday this November 8, is keen to be the party's prime ministerial face. But sadly, he can't even get his own party and its alma mater, the RSS, to agree to projecting him as such.

In all fairness to Advani, he is the natural choice after Vajpayee to lead the BJP. That's why, when trapped before a TV mike, every leader from Jaswant Singh to Rajnath Singh parrots the same line: "Atalji and Advaniji are our seniormost leaders. It is natural that they should lead us in the future...."

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