HUBLI: “When you are not in a position to work with self-pride and for the poor, there is no point in going after power,” the former BJP ideologue and founder of Bharat Vikas Sangam, K.N. Govindacharya, has said. He was reacting to the political crisis in the ruling BJP in Karnataka. Asked about the influence of the mining lords in the ruling party and what was his advice to the Chief Minister, he said that when one’s self-pride is affected, one should not try to stick to power. “Power should be like your shadow, it should follow you. If you go chasing your shadow, it will keep going away from you,” he said. Referring to the issue of inclusion of Renukacharya into the Cabinet and the BJP joining hands with Shibu Soren in Jharkhand for coming to power, he said the whole political system had degenerated. — Staff Correspondent