Appeasing everybody-alienating allNow Congress is trying its level best to retain the power in Karnataka. It is quite natural. Every political party does this. But what policy has the party adopted to fulfill this objective? The policy is very simple: Appease all. But what is the result of this policy? Let us see.
The Congress President visited Sringeri Math in Chikmagaluru district in Karnataka yesterday. It is a very famous religious place of Karnataka. Everybody thought that Hindus will be appeased by the visit. But what happened? In the temple town, the Congress President said that Tipu Sultan, a controversial ruler of Mysore and adjacent areas, was a symbol of communal harmony. This was said to appease the Muslims. But this statement on the extremely controversial ruler in the temple town has created new controversy.
Earlier Congress declared Lingayats a separate religion to appease some members of the community. This step has created unrest among the Veershaiva community. A powerful Veerashaiva–Lingayat leader of the party from central Karnataka and Congress MLA, Shamanur Shivashankarappa along with his son, and State Minister SS Mallikarjuna have openly revolted against the decision indicating that they may even quit the party to join BJP.
When will the grand old party understand that appeasing everybody means alienating all?