It is an unfortunate fact that politics in India is dominated by octogenarians whose insatiable greed for power knows no end. This category of elders dominate the helms of all political parties with the result the dynamic views of the youth for policy correction does not move further. L.K. Advani is no exception despite his age and despite the fact that he has tastedpower as Deputy Prime Minister of the country. He is still nurturing the ambition for the Office of Prime Minister and is intentionally or un-intentionally making controversial statements about leaders of his own party.
His recent statement in Madhya Pradesh comparing M.P. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with Gujrat Chief Minister, Narender Modi smacks of malice and frustration for not being projected as PM candidate. Both Shivraj Singh and Narender Modi are outstanding leaders who have achieved the commendable levels of governance, development and public service in their respective states. Every human being has his own style of functioning and no comparison is relevant particularly in the case of these two leaders.
The BJP President, Shri Rajnath Singh has declared more than once that the question of PM candidate will be decided at the appropriate time and that party leaders should refrain from proposing names. L.K. Advani seems to exempt himself from the dictats of the party and is thus creating unnecessary confusion and dissension. He needs rest and sanyas from active politics and act like Bhisham Pitamah.