THE Bharatiya Janata Party resembles an arena for prime ministerial candidates. This even though, Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, has been nominated as the party’s prime ministerial candidate if the BJP gets majority in the 16th Lok Sabha. But in politics, it’s never so cut and dry. Sources disclose that one possible strategy is that nobody who is somebody among the old patriarchs may challenge Modi. Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Jaswant Singh are bewildered that the boys who used to sit outside their offices are now holding the fort and daring not to allow them to contest even the Lok Sabha elections. In this whole game, Rajnath Singh, the BJP President, is tacitly supporting the move to eliminate the old school. Clearly, it is a complicated game. Sources also disclosed that Advani, Joshi or Jaswant Singh are not likely to bow before the dictatorial commands to ask them to sit home or in Rajya Sabha. Maybe, the RSS should take cognisance of the anger of the veterans, but there too are few sympathisers.