Gadkari has no mass base and the RSS is firmly behind Modi-Shah. Why then is the Nagpur businessman-politician playing his card?

Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. As in politics, when there is success, there will be a race to take credit. One also has to accept responsibility for failure and that kind of leadership should be there. (Party) leadership should own up to failures. ‘co‘unterpoint His statements have helped create Gadkari as a to Modi-Shah combine. But he lacks real power to take on the duo AKSHAY MUKUL AUTHOR OF GITA PRESS AND THE MAKING OF HINDU INDIA If I am the party president and my members of Parliament and members of the legislative assembly are not doing well, then who is responsible? I am. (Gadkari went on to stress that “tolerance was the biggest asset of the Indian system”.) People like those leaders who show them dreams. But if those dreams are not fulfilled, then people thrash these leaders. That is why you must only show dreams that can be fulfilled. I am not among those who show dreams. I meet people who want to devote their lives for the BJP. I asked [one person] what he does. He said I hav


Right from his early days in politics, Nitin Jairam Gadkari has defined the political culture in his home town Nagpur by deploying a local metaphor. It’s the railway bridge in Nagpur which not only physically divides the city but cuts it into two...

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