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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Another twist in the BJP tale

LK Advani has announced that he will step down as BJP president at the end of this year. According to an Indian Express report, Advani "also attacked the Sangh leadership that the perception that it was controlling the saffron party was neither good for either the party or the Sangh itself [sic]."

It isn't the end, of course. Advani will almost certainly try to install his own man in the job, and try to keep himself relevant until the next elections, hoping that the rivalry between his potential successors makes the party turn to him again. But little by little, with these petty squabbles and infighting, his party is killing itself. It's almost like Indian cricket.
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