Advani became a member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which was founded in 1951 by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. After serving various positions in the Jana Sangh, he became its President in 1975. When Jai Prakash Narayan, who led the public movement against the Emergency refused to campaign for the opposition parties unless all of them joined together, the Jana Sangh and many other opposition parties merged into the Janata Party. With the dissolution of Jana Sangh, Advani and his colleague Atal Bihari Vajpayee joined the Janata Party to fight the Lok Sabha Elections of 1977
These days in news for his Rath Yatra ,in real terms an Air Conditioned Bus Yatra , to lure the vote bank is doing rounds .At times i wonder how many of us are still gullible to get carried away by these emotional politcs ?The desire to become the PM of India ,still simmering in his heart, it seems.Though we the people, of this coutry are looking for a change from these haggered politics,but little do they understand that people are no more unaware and can see through their manipulative ways of politics.The memories of Advani's rath yatra to Babri Masjid is still fresh in my mind,i doubt i will ever be able to forget the blood shed by some Hindus driven by Hindu fanatic leaders like him and organisations like RSS. For me the waving a flag on Babri Masjid was never a moment of triumph but a moment of shame, a momet of disgust and helplessness, that being a normal citizen i could not have taken law and order in my hand and dealt with these people who man slaughtered several innocent people to achieve power and rule the country.This old man Mr Advani ,who is on his last leg does not seem to have a trace of shame or repentance of his deeds.