BJP's fault lines

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Print edition : July 10, 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on Lalit Modi's culpability has not helped Sushma Swaraj. Here, Jaitley Home Minister and former party chief Rajnath Singh, who has come out in the External Affairs Minister's support. Photo: Kamal Kishore

L.K. Advani's comments in a newspaper interview point to tensions within the BJP. Here, Advani with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a BJP Parliamentary Board meeting in New Delhi in May. Photo: PTI

Amit Shah. The BJP president has come out in suport of Sushma Swaraj. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

RSS leader Indresh Kumar. He has defended Sushma Swaraj, citing her "nationalism" and "humane nature". Photo: PTI

Kirti Azad, BJP MP from Darbhanga, Bihar. He has said Jaitley has been making trouble for the Modi government. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Shatrughan Sinha, BJP MP, has also come out in Sushma Swaraj's support but without attacking Jaitley. Photo: PTI

The controversy surrounding Sushma Swaraj points to intensifying battles within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
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