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Power pair: How Modi-Shah are different from Nehru-Patel or Vajpayee-Advani

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career

Shekhar Gupta 

Shekhar Gupta

What do we make of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah BJP government, now that the latter has finally moved away from his control of the party? He had done so a few weeks earlier, formally handing charge to his successor J P Nadda, but the Delhi election was still the pending item on his agenda. How does the road ahead look? This, the Modi-Shah government, is the third such in our 73-year independent history yet — governments led by the power of two.

A pair of leaders with comparable stature working closely together. Of course, there are others which had just one leader, or short-lived ...

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First Published: Sat, February 15 2020. 00:58 IST
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