This senior politico is known to all in political circles as a very close buddy of a high political authority. However, he is said to be giving the high authority a wide berth these days.
The politico had made an earnest appeal to the high political authority to grant a service extension to a ‘star badge’ wearing high up while another young one had asked the latter to send the man home without extending his service. The high political authority had readily complied with the young one’s request, who, incidentally, is also close to him.
Feeling slighted that his request was ignored and long-faced ever since the incident, the senior politico is said to be avoiding any face-to-face meeting with the high political authority these days.