LK AdVani.. The ‘Looser Hero’

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Lal Krishna Advani, a political leader lost his own battle. It seems like the Bollywood Filmy Dialogue, “HAMAIN TO AAPNO NE LOOTA, GAIR O MAIN KAHA DAM THA. HUMARI KASHTI WAHA HAIN DOOBI JAHA PANI KAAM THA”. Advani the luha purush former deputy Prime Minister of bjp lost himself in bjp era. Even after LK Advani ceased to be party president, for some time his grip over the BJP organisation was so strong that he managed to do back seat driving even when others helmed the party. Advani wielded considerable clout within the party even after Nitin Gadkari was imposed by Nagpur as party president, much to the chagrin of the then ‘Delhi club’ of the BJP. Delhi club was nothing but a group of senior BJP leaders led by Advani who called the shots much to the dislike of RSS mandarins. It was vintage Advani who had once conveyed to the RSS that he was still the boss as far as the BJP was concerned. But RSS has its own sets of rules. Obviously, Advani had annoyed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat who must have been itching to settle scores. RSS does not get itself embroiled in power tussles. It uses operatives to convey messages. Mohan Bhagwat got his ‘operative’ in Narendra Modi in 2014. Modis first demolished the ‘Delhi club’ and transformed it into ‘Ahmedabad club’ headed by Amit Shah who was the new BJP boss after Modi took over as the prime minister. It was the last nail in the coffin. Advani’s wings had already been clipped when Modi succeeded him as the prime ministerial candidate. To rub wounds into Advani’s wounds, Modi put him into the group of “Marg Darshaks” —- a club of elders with basically no job. Five years down the line, it is now history. Advani’s name has been unceremoniously dropped by none other than Modi whom Advani had crowned as the chief minister of Gujarat in 2001 and then saved his job in 2002 when the then Prime Minister and BJP star Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to unseat Modi from Gujarat after the state failed to stop the infamous post-Godhra riots. Time will remember Lal krishna Advani as a former deputy prime minister who is credited to have exploited Hindutva to propel the political prospects of the BJP, outlived his utility for both the party and the nation!

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