I certainly think that there might be some animosity between both leaders. Being one of the largest political parties in India with so much at stake, there will always be infighting between leaders of such an entity. However, I think that another take on the antagonism between both might be that there is no such animosity. The BJP understands that the Congress Party is vulnerable because of the rampant corruption and the public outrage with it. The positing of Modi as a hard- liner and the perception of Advani as more moderate, forcing out the perceived reactionary element, might be a way to pivot him as a Prime Ministerial and more mainstream candidate. Some believe that the BJP believe that the only way to make Advani more palatable by the Indian public is to make him someone who is able to make and forge consensus and the only way to do this is to create someone within his party that can allow him to pivot towards a mainstream perspective. There is a thought that the tension between both leaders is staged by the BJP, in the hopes of gaining a foothold for the Prime Minister position. This has become a reality that the Congress party has to confront.