Sympathy wave in favour of BJP in Karnataka: RSS

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Bangalore, Oct 16 (UNI) The ''betrayal'' the BJP suffered at the hands of JD(S) has triggered a sympathy wave in favour of the former, according to RSS mouthpiece 'Organisor'.

In an article published today, the magazine accused the JD(S) of 'duplicity' in reneging a power sharing agreement reached by the JD(S) and BJP in the state.

''No one believes the JD(S)' claim that it is committed to save the state from communalism. Nor are there any takers for its assertion that state will 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 report asked.

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

''Coalition dharma is now an integral part of the Indian political scene as split verdicts have become the norm of the day 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 often. The BJP can claim credit for following the coalition dharma,'' the report said.

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

An early poll would benefit the BJP because of the sympathy generated by the JD(S)' 'antics'. However, the timing of the elections would largely depend on Congress' electoral calculations.

It would not be wrong to presume that the Congress would prefer Karnataka elections to be held simultaneously with the Parliamentary elections expected early next year, the report added.

UNI

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