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    Fatwas, money and bottles

    Karnataka election has been presenting one after another unpleasant surprise. After recovery of thousands of election id cards from RR Nagar of Bengaluru, on the eve of the election, various Muslim religious bodies have issued fatwas for voting in favour of Congress. This proves without any doubt the secular credentials of Congress! After all, the party has withdrawn all cases against the PFI goons.

    But the list is not over. Huge amount of cash and country liquor bottles have been recovered from the MLAs of Congress. These were being taken for distribution on the eve of elections to bring votes in favour of the party.

    I hope the voters are noting the all-out effort of the party for their welfare and sufficiently reward the Congress party leaders by throwing them out of power today.
  • #636016
    Yes Karnataka is going for election today amidst tight security from the EC and police and also tight vigil on the trouble makers so that on single day the elections to the entire state be held peacefully. For the Congress they have the compulsion to retain the power and for Rahul Gandhi he has to break the jinx that he is not a performer. So the Siddaramiah government is making sure that by money and liquor they can retain the votes of poor and they have already gone on record that all the Muslim votes will go to them. If fatwas were issued, then why the EC should conduct the elections at all. By siding with Muslims, it is the Congress going in communal way and what is wrong if BJP seek power again through RSS or Bajrang Dal openly asking Hindus to vote for BJP in Karnataka. Nevertheless this election proves to be litmus test for Congress and BJP and thus money has been spent like water.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #636019
    This news along with the observations of the author show that how much extreme these politicians can go when the question of winning the election is in the limelight.

    It is in fact their most cherished desire to come to power and for this they can go to any extent.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #636046
    I haven't gone through the live debates but this found to be quite unimaginable even though this has been the routine come out during every election. We saw the same during the Gujrat election wherein the candidates from some particular party were taken to some another states for fun & money so that they come in favor of the Congress Party.

    Partha Sir, has communicated a lot in a nut shell & well taken.

    But the party will go on with public conferences saying that this is the another party & not them who are indulging in these & this becomes unresolved as long as this matters to everyone in someway. But even being through this long we haven't gotten with some permanent solution & that remains a concern.

  • #636047
    Video showing Enforcement Directorate officials searching and finding crores of cash and liquor bottles at the residences and cars of Congress leaders can easily be seen. I saw it during the TV debate.

    Let the voters of Karnataka note it and act accordingly.

    Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.

  • #636048
    And the role of media in throughout telecast is also a concern as being in competition with other news channels with a pressure of losing TRP, they too are presenting us the news which are being manipulated in some way & so the actual truth have been left behind somewhere.

    But after all these there has to be a dead end for all this nuisances. Better we caste our votes by keeping the nation first.

  • #636132
    It is sad that the religious bodies are encouraging their people to vote for the political parties. Sometime back, I had raised a thread about similar unhealthy trends. Mutts, Minorities and Members(of political parties) an unhealthy combination.

    Unfortunately, the politicians walk a tightrope trying to keep their vote banks intact and at the same time portraying a picture that they are a party with a clean image. In the just ended Karnataka elections, religion has played a big role, parties and leaders have managed to gather or fragment the vote pool playing the religion tag.


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