In July 2010, Gujarat home minister, Amit Shah, went to jail. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had taken over investigations into the death of history-sheeter Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi in January 2010 on the direction of the Supreme Court and Shah was named in the chargesheet. It was a five-year-old case. And though Shah was released on bail three months later, for then chief minister Narendra Modi, the immediate question was: Who could be Shah’s successor.
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