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Congress his­to­rian Aditya Mukher­jee, who wrote A Cen­te­nary His­tory of the In­dian

Na­tional Congress, is a busy man th­ese days. Rea­son? He is re­ceiv­ing end­less calls from Congress lead­ers who have de­vel­oped a sud­den cu­rios­ity for all things re­lated to Sar­dar Val­lab­hb­hai Pa­tel. Ever since BJP prime min­is­te­rial can­di­date Naren­dra Modi claimed the legacy of the Great Sar­dar, Congress lead­ers, hith­erto fed on a steady diet of dy­nasty pol­i­tics, are plough­ing through his­tory books to find out what Pa­tel had to say about RSS and Hin­dutva. The one book they are search­ing for, how­ever, Ra­j­mo­han Gandhi’s Pa­tel: A Life, re­mains out of print.

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