Sankarshan Thakur, The Telegraph
Karachi, Nov. 10: The mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah verily became the burial site of a famed political career back home. When L.K. Advani came here in the summer of 2005 and pronounced a paean to the founder of Pakistan he invited a hail of disapproval from his Parivar. Even those he considered close in the BJP rushed to censure him, the RSS screamed sacrilege, and Advani was given an organisational shove he is yet to recover from.
As Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar padded up the marble steps of Jinnah’s grand memorial in central Karachi this morning, he would have been reminded of the consequences of the overreach of eloquence. He chose silence. Continue reading