In sec­ond rung

Other provin­cial chiefs who func­tioned au­tonomously

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KALYAN SINGH: First Ut­tar Pradesh CM from the BJP. Seen as L K Ad­vani's pro­tégé but be­came in­de­pen­dent of him. Had fre­quent run-ins with Atal Bi­hari Va­j­payee and Murli Manohar Joshi MADAN LALKHURANA: For­mer Delhi CM. The BJP never found as pop­u­lar a leader after him in Delhi. In­ter­ven­tions by the party’s cen­tral lead­er­ship tied his hands in gov­ern­ment BHAIRON SINGH SHEKHAWAT: For­mer Ra­jasthan CM. Iden­ti­fied with Va­j­payee. Sought to raise him­self as a power cen­tre unto him­self. Am­bi­tions were nipped when Va­sund­hara Raje was brought in his place B S YED­DYU­RAPPA: For­mer Kar­nataka CM. Took on Ad­vani and Sushma Swaraj The ones cherry-picked by Shah and Modi DEVEN­DRA FAD­NAVIS: Ma­ha­rash­tra CM SAR­BANANDA SONOWAL: As­sam CM MANOHAR LAL KHAT­TAR: Haryana CM RAGHUBAR DAS: Jhark­hand CM JAIRAM THAKUR: Himachal Pradesh CM

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