Puri’s out?

October 19 2010

Hardeep Puri’s name was almost surely chosen as the new foreign secretary. Now only was he the oldest and the most capable person for the post, but his pro-American stance made the package all the more attractive since the American lobby also seemed to be supporting him. But what became his undoing was Puri’s closeness to BJP’s L K Advani. The UPA government is now giving him oblique looks. In fact, since the Congress found out that not only is Puri close to Advani, but is also keen to content elections from Delhi with a BJP ticket, the UPA government is trying to supersede him with a junior Rajan Mathai. Kirshna has been notified about the same by 10 Janpath.

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