Saviours versus destroyers

September 14 2009

BJP’s real worry is about the image of the party in public. In the 2004 Lok Sabha election when the party had lost, Pramod Mahajan had taken the moral responsibility of the defeat on himself and there was Atal Bihari Vajpayee who decided not to be the Leader of Opposition. Then Mahajan was described as a saviour of Vajpayee. BJP’s defeat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections is an `orphan’ defeat. There is no one to own it. The man who drowned Advani also wrote an article in an English daily just two days after the defeat to explain his responsibilities and `why we lost’? He termed this a victory of the middle classes. Or the indication was clear that till the time the party would come out of the shadows of the Sangh, it would not gain. This line floated by him was also propagated by his close friends Swapandas Gupta and Sudheendra Kulkarni in their articles. So, the attack on the Sangh was clear, neither was the intention two-faced nor the thoughts.

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