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BJP big­wigs make no secret of their love of mu­sic. Union min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari burst into a Bollywood song at a re­cent po­lit­i­cal event in Mad­hya Pradesh, and not for the first time. BJP gen­eral sec­re­tary Kailash Vi­jay­vargiya is a bha­jan singer and per­formed at the wed­ding of MoS Babul Supriyo in 2016. Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi let slip his predilec­tion for the drums with a duet with Tan­za­nian Pres­i­dent John Pombe Magu­fuli in 2016. But the party’s closet mu­si­cian is pres­i­dent

Amit Shah. When not criss­cross­ing the coun­try eye­ing new con­quests for his party, the pakhawaj player can be found at home drum­ming up a beat.

Il­lus­tra­tion by SID­DHANT JUMDE

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