Keeping Bush at arm's length

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 31, 2009 18:40 hrs

CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri was invited to participate in the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. While giving him the invite, the organisers told him about the other participants, including former US president George Bush. When Yechury was asked the time that would be convenient to him, he made just one request — ensure the maximum possible time gap between his and Bush’s sessions. Bush addressed the summit on Saturday morning while Yechury, along with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Sushma Swaraj and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, took the stage after a few hours.

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