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On The Line Between Hero And Fall Guy

As Modi’s consigliere, Amit Shah bears the wounds of Delhi, Bihar.More failure would be disaster. Critics inside are keeping the score.

On The Line Between Hero And Fall Guy
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On The Line Between Hero And Fall Guy
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A Testing 2nd Innings

  • Amit Shah has been elected BJP chief for a second term. But this time, he must tread gingerly.
  • Centralisation of power in the party has left it without a team for the real work on the ground.
  • Doing fairly well—leave along winning—elections in Assam, Bengal, Kerala and TN will be tough.

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Back in 1952, as Pearl Bailey was scorching Billboard with his chartbuster Takes Two To Tango, who would have imagined that at a rem­ove of six decades (and a few cultures) from that event, India’s Nare­ndra Modi, only two years old then, would make that dictum the mantra of his political life. Call it an insurance policy, or even a hedge fund.

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