Swaraj Has Cre­ated Pi­quant Sit­u­a­tion for Ad­vani, MM Joshi

The Day After - - OPEN HOUSE - Shailesh Ya­dav, Patna

The de­ci­sion, os­ten­si­bly taken by MEA Sushma Swaraj for health rea­sons (she had a kid­ney trans­plant in De­cem­ber 2016), be­came a solid re­solve af­ter she was sav­aged by right-wing trolls in June for pun­ish­ing an of­fi­cial who al­legedly hu­mil­i­ated an in­ter-faith cou­ple when they ap­plied for pass­ports. Swaraj’s for­mal an­nounce­ment has cre­ated a pi­quant sit­u­a­tion for Ad­vani, who at 91, wants very much to run again for par­lia­ment like Murli Manohar Joshi, who is 84. Both are among the founders of the BJP; both have been de­posited by Modi-Shah into the old-age home of the BJP, its Margdar­shak Man­dal or ad­vi­sory coun­cil, whose ad­vice has yet to be sought.

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