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The return of the old guard

It wasn’t just former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who was suddenly active last week.

It wasn’t just former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who was suddenly active last week. Another old war-horse,NDA convenor and former defence minister George Fernandes too was spotted at the centrestage after a long gap. Fernandes,who was away in Mumbai,cut his 10-day visit short to attend the NDA Chief Ministers’ meeting convened by L K Advani. It is another matter that in the process,Fernandes pushed JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav to the sidelines,though he had been named the NDA acting convener a few days back. Yadav might have managed to persuade BJP to give him the job,but he obviously cannot tell Fernandes to stay out of action.

First published on: 12-01-2009 at 01:07:59 am
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