Building a national party is no mean achievement. The country will always credit LK Advani and the people of his time for building a party with a pan India presence within a few decades. No other party or individual has been able to achieve this feat. Not even Congress, which was born out of the freedom struggle hangover. Almost all the post-independence political parties have had to satisfy themselves with, although strong, regional appeals, but there is no party other than the Congress, and randomly, the Communist Party, except for the BJP, who has been able to form governments in multiple states.
Having a desire to become the PM of the largest democracy in the world is not a crime, but Advani must understand that his time has gone. History did give this party plenty of time, at least compared to other parties, he and his party just couldn’t cash it. Remember VP Singh fell Rajiv Gandhi’s government with just a single scam and here the UPA coalition has given the BJP scam after scam, and the party did nothing under the likes of Advani. If he doesn’t realize this, if he doesn’t gracefully accept this, he must be out of his mind.
If the approach of the BJP was so effective before the elevation of Modi why couldn’t the party rid the country of Congress? Something was definitely missing. They have had their chances aplenty, and they missed them. Heck, They couldn’t even build the Ram temple. If now people think that there is some hope under Modi’s leadership, I think the people of the country deserve it.