An upset Yeddyurappa decided to resign from the party. He went on to praise Congress president Sonia Gandhi publicly and criticized the central BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) leadership, after labeling Gowda as traitor. The situation simmered down when Yeddyurappa held back his decision to resign after being snubbed by Ms. Gandhi.
Forgive me the cliché. But we are talking about a person here, whom every parent wants their son to be when he grows up. We are talking about 100 international centuries here. Just close your eyes for a moment, and remember every person you have met in your life, who had forgotten all his worries for that split second just to revel in the joy when Tendulkar had raised his bat after completing one of those centuries, and even felt a sense of some personal achievement. And after saying this, let me tell you, this article is not written to eulogize Tendulkar, but to put his nomination to Rajya Sabha in perspective.
Indian hearts, spanning the length and breadth of the country, a person who is regarded as a living ‘god’ by the Indian masses, whose birthday is celebrated with more vibrance than the festivals of Diwali or Pongal, I believe that there were better convincing ways of planning his future moves than being nominated for RS, that too, under the ticket of the currently infamous Congress Party.
People got involved in the movement, as they realized that it is for the first time in recent history that their voice is making an impact and it is not for the regional, caste based or religious aspirations that they are raising their voice. For the first time they are together not for selfish demands, i.e. demands that are for the benefit of a particular class of people, naturally politicians are not able to digest it as it does not become a ‘vote-block’. What does Anna ji gain from it? Once again an old person has given himself totally for a cause of national well-being. The only such examples were of Mahatma Gandhi and Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Ji.