Man Over­board

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Al­though a dik­tat against Keshub­hai was in the off­ing, the change of guard in Gu­jarat didn’t prove easy. For one, the party lead­er­ship at the Cen­tre and the state could not zero in on a suit­able suc­ces­sor. The search for a chief min­is­te­rial can­di­date be­gan as early as six months ago in close con­sul­ta­tion with RSS brass. While the cen­tral RSS lead­er­ship be­lieved the au­thor­i­ta­tive Naren­dra Modi, BJP national gen­eral sec­re­tary, would ef­fec­tively ar­rest the party’s downslide in Gu­jarat, the state unit of the RSS was not so sure. I NDIA TO­DAY, OC­TO­BER 1 5, 2001

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