Double whammy

Print edition : July 12, 2013

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani with Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar. Their reactions to Narendra Modi's elevation as the chairman of the BJP's election campaign committee underscores the unacceptability of his leadership. Photo: ranjeet kumar

BJP President Rajnath Singh and party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley greet Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after he was anointed election campaign chief at the party's National Executive in Goa on June 9. Photo: PTI

The euphoria that Narendra Modi’s elevation as election campaign chief created in the BJP suddenly turned into panic with senior leader L.K. Advani rising in revolt and the party’s long-time ally Janata Dal (United) leaving the NDA.
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