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Lakshadweep row: Patel not afraid of stepping on toes on way to 'reform'

Patel's dream is to put Lakshadweep on a par with a high-end tourist revenue earner like the Maldives. But how can you do that without even the basics?

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Lakshadweep | Bharatiya Janata Party | Beef Ban

Aditi Phadnis  |  New Delhi 

Praful K Patel, Lakshadweep Administrator
Praful K Patel, Lakshadweep Administrator

In July 2010, 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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First Published: Mon, June 07 2021. 06:10 IST
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