Parivar’s predicament

Print edition : February 22, 2013

Home Minister Sushikumar Shinde's comments on 'Hindu terror' has breathed some life into the BJP's Hindutva politics. Here, a protest by BJP workers in New Delhi on January 24. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi calling on the new Bharatiya Janata party president, Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on January 27. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Nitin Gadkari, then the BJP president, in Vrindavan in October 2010. Photo: PTI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. His antagonigm towards Narendra Modi is well known. Photo: PTI

Internal divisions have produced a chaotic leadership situation for the Congress’ main rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party, ahead of the 2014 elections. In addition, there is no clarity in the party on what its core electoral issues should be.
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