Twelve years is a very long time in Indian politics

K.N. Govindacharya it was, who famously termed Atal Behari Vajpayee as the mukhota (the mask) in 1995. The insinuation was that Lal Krishna Advani was the real power behind the throne; that Vajpayee was just the “good cop” to woo voters and allies.

In 2007, the mask has come full circle, in the eyes of cartoonist Surendra in The Hindu; it is Advani who now needs the mukhota given the abrasive belligerence of the likes of Narendra Modi.

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14 Responses to “Twelve years is a very long time in Indian politics”

  1. Not A Witty Nick Says:

    At least it is respectable Mukhota for BJP and not a much abused baala(surname).

  2. compart Says:

    compare modi with our 3rd class karnataka leaders , I wish we can have a leader like modi in Karnataka, first thing he do is to get DG and his sons behind bars or get them banished from karnataka and redistribute all their land among masses,

  3. Mayura Says:

    Churmuri is becoming another psuedo-secular and BJP baiting blog….it is a shame…

  4. hesaru Says:

    aek thu @ The Hindu and its BJP bashing. Churumuri, enough of your secularism show casing!

  5. Mysore Huduga Says:

    When DG and Italian Gandhi can call the shots without being in the administration or holding official position, what’s wrong with Advani calling shots or being proxy for Vajpayee. He was deputy PM and expected to fill that role.

    As in a successful business there is a person to run operations inside the company (who is president) and a person to be the face of the company (the CEO) involved in the strategy and development. Advani and Vajpayee filled these roles effectively and amicably with great respect to each other.

  6. Anonymous Guy Says:


    And churumuri commentors tend to be mostly cheddi wearing or at least BJP loving folks. So it all balances out.

  7. Anon Says:

    Chaddi wearing is better than panty wearing – running to Delhi for everything as if people’s mandate to rule is not enough. Falling at the feat of madam without any self-respect.

  8. Anonymous Guy Says:

    There you go – the post above illustrates my point…

  9. Mysore Huduga Says:

    In last 2 years, Manmohan singh being namesake PM – has lost all the reputation and credibility that he gained as FM re-architecting indian financial policies that led to all the boom and prosperity over last 15 years.

  10. December Stud Says:

    Wrong mask :)

  11. SumneNeeve Says:

    anon says: And churumuri commentors tend to be mostly cheddi wearing or at least BJP loving folks. So it all balances out.

    Is it me or did someone find this post disgusting? What exactly are “cheddi-wearing”? Isnt the term derogatory? I am sure just like the other thread, where this sicko stoops down to making racist comments and packing his shirt off, I suppose the same applies here.

  12. Anonymous Guy Says:


    Yaake ashtu sittu. Neevu cheddi haakalva, Khakhi bannudhu?

    Iddharalli racism yen swami? BTW Do you understand what the term means?

    How much ever it distresses you – your ilk cant censor stuff posted here, which disturb your narrow world-view. Saner people do that.

    Some free advice – if you find my comment oh-so-disgusting, don’t read them. hehe.

  13. pragmatic Says:

    well, i think the Anonymous Guy doesnt ware one! tchi tchiii !!

  14. Anonymous Guy Says:


    You ‘ware’ your khakhi cheddi?

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