INDIA ELECTIONSNitin Gadkari has taken over as BJP President. At 52, he is the youngest BJP chief so far.

In the first of his interviews after taking over, Gadkari said he would like some of the old guard like Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and Govindacharya to return.

Two of these are identified with the temple movement and Govindacharya advocates the ideology of Swadeshi.

Will bringing in the old guard help the party, which is struggling to get its act together after two successive general election defeats to the Congress-led UPA?

Or will it result in more of the same?

Gadkari is known for pushing infrastructure projects like the Mumbai-Pune highway during his tenure as the public works minister of Maharashtra.