If the Congress party wasn't involved in the cheap practices like divide & rule, like creation of separate identity of "Linagyat", then most probably the BJP would already had the complete majority. Why the "Lingayat" community couldn't get its existence as a separate entity during the past administration of Congress. And do the author feel that the alliance would go well within the Congress & the JDS, which doesn't seems to be because of the past records of the Congress party.
Or the author is in favor of hung assembly which means re-election. But still can we forecast the complete majority to one party one which again in doubt.
Every party is having its own share in this foul play. How a person from a party having only 38 MLAs can be the CM when there are two other parties with more number of MLAs. Is it fair? However, ultimately it appears as if the Deva Gowda family is the winner in these elections.
There are also reports that many candidates have spent a lot and some have debts that need to be cleared. At his point of time, cash and a higher post will be too much to resist for them. There are also hopes of roping in the disgruntled leaders who were sidelined within their own parties
So, in short, Operation Lotus:2 by BJP in Karnataka sounds more feasible than Lotus:1 done almost a decade earlier.
Already reports are there on social media about how Mr.Vajubhai Vala was the BJP minister in Gujarat who lost his post when the UDF government( the PM was JD(S) supremo Mr Devegowda) at the centre intervened swiftly and placed Gujarat under President's rule. Hence the implication that Mr. Vala will be kind towards the BJP cause.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
However, the current price of one hundred crores for each MLA, would bring such a bad reputation to Modi 's image as a clean politician. Even if his record is a big zero, his personal integrity was never questioned at any point in time.
Ten or fifteen days from now, Modi has to pass his best litmus test. His conduct and that of his deputy, Shah, the master manipulator, will seal forever, every little chance of his coming back in 2019.
People will see through this game. Compare this scenario with what Vajpayee would have done. He would have advised the BJP to sit in the Opposition. Desperate voices like Yeshwant Sinha and Satrungan Sinha, among many others, are all silenced within the BJP. So, anything can happen.
However, the BJP is bound to loose its credibility and, along with it, its moral responsibilities. The Opposition will automatically come together. BJP is already a big zero in West Bengal, Kerala, Telengana, AP, Orissa and a hugely corrupt outfit in UP.
If the BJP goes only for short term gains, it will simply be reduced to a big zero in India.
Some people are so blind by hatred that they have lost even a semblance of common sense. Do these people give due respect to the people's verdict? Do these people acknowledge that the voters have chosen a party as the single largest party with 105 seats?
Beware! I question everything and everybody.
Though Governor has discretionary powers, implementing it should be uniform across all the states. Otherwise, it is not good for democracy. Some of us may support Governor's actions now but in long run it is not good. In the long run, whoever is in power may not allow other opposition parties to form the Government citing one reason or the other. This kind of actions have not started now, it started long back in India.
Numbers are numbers. Irrespective of where it comes from. That Dave Gowda and his fat corrupt son were always corrupt, was a single fact in the public domain. But so is the present CM of Karnataka, who shamelessly supported his own corruption!!!
So, let us forget the players involved. What does one do, when one hundred crores is sought to be given to jump ship? Is it not ridiculous to support such a party? How can one wash away one 's sins? If the BJP had proposed some other honest leader as the CM, it would have carried credibility. It has lost a good chance.
We would know by mid-morning when the MLAs will be administered the oath, this would give an inclination as to how close is BSY with regards the numbers.
We have four likley outcomes at 4 PM
1.Mr. BS Yeddyurappa proves the numbers, stays as CM and BJP continues to be in power.
2. BJP fails the floor test and the Congress-JD(S) alliance is called in to form the Government.
3. Mr.BS Yeddyurappa, if being aware of the lack of numbers and sure that the target cannot be met, gives a welocme speech and resigns.
4. A commotion breaks out in the house and the Governor declares Presidents rule. Karnataka has had president's rule for 5 times in the past.
Most believe it will the first outcome that happens by the end of the day.
But it is not a SLAP in the face of Congress and JD(S).
Beware! I question everything and everybody.