Old-guard BJP leaders are using the Bihar election results to raise their banner of revolt against Modi:
I was waiting for this to happen. These cranky old men like Advani and Joshi can't seem to get enough of themselves. At nearly 90s years of age, that old crank Advani needs to throw in the towel and put on his incontinence diapers. He already has one foot in the grave, and now the other foot's in his mouth. People like Advani and Shourie should be shown the door from the party, given their self-centred ego-driven behaviour. Their old "India Shining" rubbish failed to get BJP re-elected and saw Sonia seize power for 2 consecutive terms -- a ridiculous failure.
If anything, this revolt by Advani, Joshi, and others shows an upper caste cronyism against upstarts like Modi. If Lalu Prasad Yadav is watching this, even he might be prevailed upon to see how Modi stands apart from the BJP's stagnant patrician Old guard. Maybe Modi should seek to woo Lalu on the basis of their common humble roots. At least both men know what it's like to be scoffed at by privileged snobs.
It would be nice if Modi supporters and Lalu supporters could get together to see that some useful economic reform legislation is passed in parliament, to show that low-caste politicians born outside of the privileged elite can provide positive transformative change that will raise India from its economic doldrums.