When I look at Advani and PM Modi, I recall two incidents: Jairam Ramesh on Bharat Ratna
Jairam Ramesh reflects on Bharat Ratna, recalling specific incidents when observing leaders like Advani and PM Modi.
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh commented on two pivotal incidents involving PM Modi and Lal Krishna Advani in response to the government's announcement to confer Bharat Ratna on Advani. Ramesh recounted events from 2002 when Advani, then the chief minister of Gujarat, was supported by Modi during a challenging period. At that time, PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee contemplated removing Modi from the CM post, reminding him of rajdharma. Ramesh noted that Advani stood by Modi during this period.
Moving forward to 2014, Ramesh narrated a second incident. On April 5, 2014, as Modi filed his nomination in Gandhinagar, Advani made noteworthy comments. Advani referred to Modi as a brilliant event manager, distancing himself by stating Modi wasn't his disciple. Ramesh emphasized that these were Advani's words, not his.
Reflecting on both incidents, Ramesh expressed contrasting views on Advani's role. In 2002, he perceived Advani as a saviour for Modi, while in 2014, Advani's words allegedly exposed Modi's true character to the nation.
Ramesh reiterated, "In 2002, Advani ji saved Modi ji and in 2014, he exposed Modiji's real character in front of the country." The juxtaposition of these incidents, according to Ramesh, paints a complex picture of the relationship between Advani and Modi, showcasing both support and criticism over time.
The Congress leader's remarks underscore the nuanced dynamics within the political landscape and the shifting perceptions of leaders over different phases. As the Bharat Ratna announcement brings attention to Advani's political journey, interpretations of his actions and the responses they elicit offer insight into the complex narrative of Indian politics.