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Can Mr Modi lead a coalition?

Good for him if he does, but the odds are now against him

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan 

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Narendra Modi has had an extraordinary political career since he became chief minister of Gujarat in October 2001. He won three successive assembly elections there, with handsome majorities each time. He used to run the state in an uncompromising way — at one stage, it is believed, somewhat alienating the RSS also.

But even as his stature grew he chose to maintain a low profile within the party right till the end of the summer of 2013. A few months later in September, he was chosen to lead the BJP in the general election of 2014. And a star was born, the likes of which India ...

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First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 22:21 IST
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