A DIPLO­MAT WITH POL­I­TICS IN BLOOD

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

NEW DELHI: The pass­ing of Bra­jesh Mishra has evoked mem­o­ries of his role in or­gan­is­ing the Pokhran II nu­clear tests.

But what we some­times for­get is how ex­traor­di­nar­ily pow­er­ful he was when he served as Prime Min­is­ter AB Va­j­payee’s prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary and the coun­try’s first Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­vi­sor (NSA).

His grip over the gov­ern­ment was so ab­so­lute that it was bit­terly re­sented by many in the BJP, who com­plained that the wrong old bald guy had be­come In­dia’s sec­ond-most pow­er­ful man – not LK Ad­vani but Mishra. >>

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