Along with the COVID-19 crisis, the BJP is dealing with farmer protests and outrage over the Hathras incident. The PM cannot be expected to lead every fight, the BJP needs someone like the late Arun Jaitley with immense persuasive powers.
Top BJP leaders, including Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and party president J P Nadda, fondly remembered Jaitley, who was the voice of the party on various issues for decades and was seen as its main trouble
The government’s decision to handpick Justice Gaur for the post-retirement job has expectedly raised eyebrows, particularly within the Opposition and a section of the legal fraternity, as it is being seen as an ‘award’ for ensuring that Chidambaram ceases to enjoy protection from arrest.
The basest of criticisms against her start and end with a direct attack on her caste. The saner ones cite the allegations of wide-scale corruption, an extravagant display of her birthday celebrations, and megalomania – "Who builds their own statues?"