Bhakton, it’s true. Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted Narendra Modi out after 2002

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Praful Goradia, the tea planter turned Hindutva hardliner turned BJP spokesman, has a new book out—Fly Me to the Moon—and he confirms two very persistent rumours.

That the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the late Pramod Mahajan wanted an immediate termination of Narendra Modi’s career after the 2002 “riots” in Gujarat.

And that the demolition of the Babri masjid also involved the work of “professionals”.

This report appears in today Telegraph, Calcutta.