Like it or not, the BJP will have to deal with the succession question

Even though Narendra Modi isn't going anywhere in the foreseeable future, it's likely that in private meetings, the question about succession is being asked in hushed voices

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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan
We will soon enter the last year of the second term of the BJP. The first faint stirrings of a long-term question can be discerned because there inevitably comes a time in the life of every political party when its members start wondering about leadership change. Not immediately. Not soon, either. But certainly, eventually.

The BJP is no different in this regard. Even though Narendra Modi isn't going anywhere in the foreseeable future, it's likely that in private meetings, the question is being asked in hushed voices: after Modi, who?

Political succession planning in India has always been relatively simple
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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 11:36 AM IST

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