Political Retirement for Advani?
BJP has released the first list of the candidates on Thursday and to everyone’s surprise, Lal Krishna Advani who is respected next to Vajpayee in the party had no place in it. On the contrary, Narendra Modi has decided to field Amit Shah, the chief BJP from Gandhi Nagar parliament constituency, which is currently being represented by LK Advani.
Advani who is considered as political guru to Narendra Modi had come to the rescue of the party in many tough situations besides serving the nation as Deputy Prime Minister and Union Home Minister. His ‘Ram Rath Yatra’ which was organized in 1990 has received a tremendous response which added to the victory of the party.
However, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah duo who believes in young blood decided to give rest or rather give a political retirement to the veterans. We had also come across the speculations that Advani would be the next presidential candidate, but with the denial of candidature to Advani, Modi and Shah made it clear they are the supreme powers in BJP now.
Congress, the main opposition took advantage of this scenario to blame the NDA government for ignoring one of the main pillars party have. The opposition leaders also blamed Modi & Shah for insulting the senior leaders. “If they don’t want to respect their leaders, how would they respect the wishes of people?” is the immediate question being raised by the political analysts.