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‘Wave’ & reality

Print edition : May 16, 2014

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, along with party colleague Amit Shah and others, on his way to file his nomination papers in Varanasi on April 24. Photo: Sanjay Kanojia

Rahul Gandhi, along with sister Priyanka Vadra, on his way to file his nomination for the Amethi seat on April 12. Photo: Nand Kumar/PTI

At the release of the BJP manifesto in New Delhi on April 7, L.K. Advani, party president Rajnath Singh, Narendra Modi and Murli Manohar Joshi.

Will the “Modi wave” the BJP has worked up in the media help the party ride over the barriers of caste and identity politics? Even senior leaders of the party are not sure.

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