In a space of 24 hours in this week a massive amount of news happened.
A hung verdict in Karnataka assembly gave no single party a clear majority and the Governor playing strictly loyalty card by inviting single largest party leader B.S. Yadruppa of BJP 104 elected legislative members to form govt ignoring the post poll alliance of Congress and JDS with clear majority of 116 elected legislative members thus setting a high stake grim battle between rampaging BJP and flailing Opposition.
The governors of late have been brazenly taking partisanship decisions and thus subverting the august office of Governor to please their political masters.
The Supreme court on the other hand rose to the moment ensuring the promise of fair resolution.
The late midnight sitting of the Supreme court of India on May 16/17 offered hopes of justice to thwart the forces of derailment of Democracy.
This has uphold the belief of a common Indian once again , as he has been looking to the apex court to ensure and uphold the Constitutionalism in the times of being imperiled in the bigotry of political power game .
This has been largely appreciated by one and all at a crucial time when the court itself of late had been vulnerable to its independence by the divisions within and outside forces .
The Apex Court overruled the governor’s order of floor test of 15 days and ordered to floor test on Saturday 19 May 2018 at 4pm leaving little time for B.S Yeddyurappa to manoeuvre to poach MLAS opposition to its side.
Following resignation of B.S.Yeddyurappa admitting he does not have numbers ,the Congress and JDS alliance with JDS chief Kumarswamy is set to form the government in Karnataka ,thus averting the endanger to well earned democracy in India.
Rahul Gandhi by his hard honest unrelenting campaigning has been able to shatter the citadel of BJP duo PM Modi and Amit Shah and thus halt its jaggernauat finally.
He is ripening into a an honest political opponent to Mr Modi.
Slowly but steadily he has crossed the barriers to command and rejuvenate the Congress Party back to its health combining the energy and talent of youth and the experience of old stalwarts with great endeavour.
It is commendable for both Congress and JDS to hold its flock of MLAS together despite being openly enticed to monetary bribes.
Mr Modi was voted to power to accelerate the job creation and fighting corruption .
But in reality there is total disappointment on job front.
His political machinations and dirty manipulations to grab power by hook or crook , gets murkier and the latest in Karnataka has finally ruined his clean image.
BJP can argue endlessly that the Congress has historically been the doing these sordid tricks of manipulations but Modi’s charisma was to show how different he was from the old Congress.
As evident this has not happened and it is beyond doubt that he is run of the mill and much more drowned in the cesspool of grabbing power.
The list of manoeuvring endless ____ Uttarkhand ,Arunachal Pradesh ,Goa ,Manipur and now Karnataka.
The Congress being largest party in these hung assemblies ,instead of asking the largest party to form governments ,the respective governors swore in post election coalitions organized by BJP.
But in Karnataka the governor took opposite stance and in the process the opposition post alliance turned tables on BJP.
No doubt BJP,despite Yeddy –Reddy taint improved its tally from 40 to 104 largely due to anti –incumbency of the Congress ,but failed to reach the majority mark.
The future state elections will be a close fights and BJP needs to re-think on its election strategy to stay in power in general elections of 2019.
Some hard lessons for both the Congress and the BJP to be taken note in light of Karnataka assembly elections
The Congress need to reach the gross roots and engage itself in alleviating the problems of the voters and regain the trust of the people rather than depend upon the jabs and maneuvering politics.
For BJP Kanataka must be a wakening call to shun politics of grabbing power at any cost by any means and choose right path to electoral successes.