Ungreatful NaMo refuses to give "Guru Dakshina" to his Gurus

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Ungreatful NaMo refuses to give "Guru Dakshina" to his Gurus

Post by Rashmun on Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:53 pm

Modi, the man who replaced him as the uber "Hindu mensch", had no such qualms. After Advani publicly opposed his candidature as PM and was shot down by the BJP and the RSS, Modi retaliated by putting him out to pasture in the quaintly-named "margdarshak mandal" along with his old enemy Dr Murli Manohar Joshi.

His protégés, the second-generation leaders Advani had nursed in the BJP, publicly deserted him. Only Sushma Swaraj and Shivraj Singh Chouhan stayed loyal to the Sangh veteran and are still paying the price.

Ironically, when Vajpayee wanted Modi to resign after the Gujarat 2002 riots, Advani virtually led a BJP revolt and saved Modi to checkmate Vajpayee.

Modi did not choose to be the bigger man and did not return the favour, preferring to stump the Opposition and nominate Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a Hindi heartland Dalit, to further his and the Sangh's project to reimagine the BJP as a party of the larger "Hindu Samaj" and not just the Hindu upper castes.

Advani must have been heartbroken.

Political observers express surprise that Advani even nursed hopes as both the RSS and Modi have neither forgotten his Opposition nor forgiven him.

Advani's cause was doomed when another sidelined rebel leader, Shatrughan Sinha publicly batted for him. It was a sign of how utterly marginalised Advani was within the Sangh parivar where once he had ruled unquestioned.

While Advani has become a chronic rebel, the case of Joshi is even more tragic. The third president of BJP, Modi was his "sarthi" (charioteer) during his "Ekta Yatra" to Kashmir where he unfurled the flag in Lal Chowk.

Joshi even gave up his Varanasi seat for Modi and was on reasonably good terms with him. He has always maintained the best of terms with the RSS. Yet, when the time came, he too was discarded by both Modi and the RSS.

At the end of their political careers, with no "guru dakshina", both leaders who never got along now share a common pain and the loneliness of being forgotten leaders.

Perhaps, it's the Babri ghosts extracting retribution.



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Re: Ungreatful NaMo refuses to give "Guru Dakshina" to his Gurus

Post by smArtha on Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:56 pm

Advani, after Rath Yatra took his personal ambitions over that of the Party. He wanted to be the PM by hook or crook without wholly working for it. NaMo on the other hand worked for and deserved his victory. And if Advani was sensible, when the wave was for NaMo he should have gracefully accepted it with a negotiation or understanding that he can be put up as Presidential candidate. But he messed all that up by acting silly and arrogantly when NaMo was being elected as PM candidate.


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