For former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who surreptitiously grabbed power in what can only be described as an overnight coup, the Tuesday press briefing in which he announced his resignation must have been humiliating.
Although everybody knows that nothing in the BJP house moves without the sanction of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, it was perhaps karmic eventuality that the outgoing chief minister had to accept responsibility for the political fiasco the state witnessed over the last few days.…
Irrespective of inner party dynamics, Fadnavis’ forced resignation was a clear case of the saffron party getting a taste of its own medicine. BJP, under the leadership of Modi and Shah, has been at the forefront of exploiting the volatility of Indian politics. It has been engineering defections in its favour not only among the opposition ranks – as in Karnataka and Goa – but also its allies.…
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