It is LK Advani—as circumstances conspire to give him yet another shot at India’s prime ministership
It was intended to stop Gujarat’s Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister Narendra Modi from becoming the National Democratic Alliance’s prime ministerial candidate. But by the time Bihar’s Janata Dal-United Chief Minister Nitish Kumar finished his hard-hitting speech aimed at Modi on 14 April, at the end of the JD-U’s two-day national executive meet in Delhi, the saffron party had to contend with an even more uncomfortable truth.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is shedding its imperial attitude and opening its splendid doors to hoi polloi. On the eve of the second anniversary of the Pranab Mukherjee presidency, Open takes a tour of the House that is changing