Why some people just can’t let it go??

Last couple of days media had a great time, with senior BJP leaders feeding them juicy news by their actions and body languages.

No doubt Mr. Advani did a great job for BJP when he helped to bring it’s MPs tally from a pathetic 2 to something over 150! He thought of a plan when no one else could imagine it and had determination and courage to execute it to near perfection. Uniting a billion odd people with a single idea is not a joke!

But unfortunately thereafter it has been a slow down-slide for Mr. Advani and BJP. It started with Mr. Advani expressing regret over Babri structure destruction and it’s speed increased when he praised Jinnah during his visit to Pakistan. With his latest stand to oppose Mr. Modi, I believe that Mr. Advani has achieved another low in his popularity index and lost some more respect among his followers.

I am surprised at the way people want to cling to their position, be it in politics, sports or entertainment. They do not realize that they had their time and it is now necessary to make way for the next gen. Unfortunately they cling on to their position till even their ardent supporters start wishing their exit in some respectable way.

When people like Mr. Digvijay Singh, Mr. Manish Tiwari start speaking in support of Mr. Advani he should realize the kind of damage he has done to the reputation of his party. After Jinnah episode lots of Pakistanis spoke in favor of Mr. Advani and look where it eventually landed us with attacks on parliament, Mumbai etc.

Talking about people clinging to power, we have great personalities like Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Narayan Murthy (he came back on request from his former organization) or Mr. Nelson Mandela who have relinquished power so that next gen can grow and contribute. And in spite of being out of power these gentlemen still enjoy the same or even greater respect. Why not our aged politicians behave in a similar way? I am sure this way they will too continue to enjoy public support, love and respect.

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