To persistent questions on what keeps him in such good health despite his advancing age, Lal Krishna Advani would say it was because he at peace with both the Parivars (families) - the ideological one, the Sangh Parivar, which he joined at the age of 14, and his real parivar, his wife and two children. As things stand today, he is not at peace with his ideological Parivar. The party that he built and the people he groomed are mostly standing against him, making a few demeaning comments in public, many more in private. The process that started in June 2005 with the episode surrounding his comments on Jinnah has turned vitriolic since July 2013, when he failed to make an appearance at the BJP's Goa conclave where Modi was all set to be anointed the party's campaign committee chief, a de-facto prime ministerial candidate. Just prior to the Goa conclave Advani had been declared a villain by many in the party for BJP's defeat in the Karnataka Assembly elections. His uncompromising position on corruption charges against BS Yeddyurappa was blamed for the defeat. Once again, this Friday the 13th, Advani is seen as the stumbling block in the immediate coronation of Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate because he wants this to be deferred until the Assembly elections conclude in five states. He is seen as the sole stumbling block against the popular mood and the only one standing up to the insistence of the RSS. For several party members, he has to now either be bulldozed to submission or be completely marginalized, possibly setting the stage for the end of his career.
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