JD(S) 'betrayal' triggers sympathy wave for BJP in K'taka

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Bangalore, Oct 16 (UNI) The 'betrayal' of the BJP by Janata Dal(S), which refused to hand over the Chief Minister's post as per the prior understanding that resulted in the fall of the coalition government in Karnataka, has triggered a sympathy wave for the saffron party, according to RSS mouthpiece Organisor.

In an article published today, the magazine accused that JD(S)'s 'duplicity' in reneging on the straightforward power sharing agreement in the state marked a new low in political morality.

Coalition dharma was now an integral part of the Indian political scene, as split verdicts had become the norm rather than an exception. Some parties, like the BJP, had shown the maturity to follow the norms to run alliances despite it suffered at the hands of allies more of ten than not. The BJP can claim credit for following the coalition dharma, the report said.

"No one believes JD(S)'s claim that its commitment is to save the state from communalism, nor are there any takers for its assertion that state would be converted into laboratory of Hindutva (whatever it may mean) if a BJP man takes over as Chief Minister. How come Mr Kumaraswamy did not factor this when he staged a revolt against his Father (Mr H D Devegowda) and joined hands with BJP," the writer of the article asked.

JD(S) 'ditching' BJP was not the father-son duo's commitment to secularism that prompted them to 'deceive' but it was an act of sheer 'political expediency' and their insatiable hunger of power, it said.

A split verdict again was bound to hurt the state, its economy and countless projects launched during the recent years. A clear mandate would go a long way in teaching a lesson to 'treacherous and amoral parties.

An early poll would benefit the BJP because of the sympathy wage generated by JD(S)'s 'antics'. However, the timing of the elections would largely depend on Congress party's electoral calculations. It would not be wrong to presume that Congress would prefer Karnataka elections to be held simultaneously with parliamentary elections expected early next year, the writer added.

UNI

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