In 2012, the BJP’s presidential nominee testified in support of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was eventually convicted of corruption.
The NCW chief described his article as “objectionable and obnoxious”, while the opposition has demanded his dismissal from the party.
In the summer of 2003, senior ministers like L.K. Advani and a number of Indian strategic commentators kept up a steady drumbeat calling for the country to send troops to help the Americans. But Vajpayee kept his cool and refused.