Number 5 represents revolutionary trait. Chandra Sekhar Azad, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Che Guevara belonged to this group. Number 5 also represents mercurial character and urge for extraordinary thrill. The late Sanjay Gandhi was a classic example.
Number 8 is a much dreaded number. It is the most mystic. It oscillates between two extremes - the positive and negative. On the one hand it is philosophical and saintly. On the other hand it is revolutionary, rebellious and quarrelsome. Just one example can establish the theory. Mother Teresa and Velupillai Prabhakaran were born with birth number eight!
Muttiah Muraleetharan, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly and R Ashwin are the famous cricketers born with birth number 8. Roger Federer, Tsonga, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters, Petra Kvitova and Li Na belonged to this group from tennis. India's lone two- time Olympics medalist Sushil Kumar belongs to this group.
Unforunately, Mamata has imbibed and inherited only the revolutionary trait of her numbers. She has failed to harmoniously blend her extraordinary fighting spirit and revolutionary cause with tactics and maturity. That is a tragedy for one who has a clean and strong image.
Mamata can take a few lessons from former Kerala CM K Karunakaran. He was called the Chanakya of Indian politics. He was very famous for tactics and clever movement with extraordinary speed. The CPI(M) leaders in Kerala were terrified even in their sleep, thinking about the next move of Karunakaran. Karunakaran was leader of the opposition in 1967, while EMS Namboodiripad was CM.
Then the Congress had only 9 MLAs. The Machiavellian Karunakaran could weaken the CPI(M) to a large extent. Karunakaran was the architect of the present UDF in Kerala. Karunakaran later began to be called Kingmaker, by suggesting the name of PV Narasimha Rao as PM in 1991.
As Mamata,Karunakaran was also born with birth number 5. He was the 5th person to be CM in Kerala. Also, he was first sworn in as CM in the 5th assembly. But, even this great Chanakya of Indian politics had once committed a Himalayan blunder in politics, which even his virulent haters could not have imagined. It happened due to his blind and senseless love for his son Murali, who was MP and KPCC President.
Interestingly, the birth number of Murali is also 5. Karunakaran and Murali left the Congress in 2005. Karunakaran returned in 2008. Murali was admitted to the Congress only after the death of Karunakaran. Murali is now an MLA.
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