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Shekhar Gupta: A weapon called Nehru

For Modi, Nehru is a recurrent target to attack; not just to chip away and finish Gandhi dynasty and Congress but also because he thinks Nehru cast post-Independence India in his own 'flawed' image

Shekhar Gupta 

Shekhar Gupta

Does Narendra Modi suffer from some exotic neurological condition we might call Nehruitis? Is he nuts to mention his name 23 times in his 100-minute reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address? And is he distracted to exchange banter in the old, healthy if robust style of parliamentary debate with others in the Congress but pours only scorn at Rahul Gandhi, whom he doesn’t even care to name, or rather takes special care to not name? Check out Shivam Vij’s fine piece in ThePrint on this.

The answer to all three questions is a clear NO. Then, why is he ...

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First Published: Sat, February 08 2020. 00:39 IST
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