Looks like Deve Gowda has been bitten by Karma. Back in 1996, the BJP government in Gujarat was dismissed by the President on the advise of the Prime Minster. Shankar Vaghela had split the BJP to form a government with the Congress back then.
The head of the Gujarat BJP state unit was Vajubhai Vala, now the Governor of Karnataka and the Prime Minister was Deve Gowda, who is desperately pushing an alliance with the Congress in Karnataka.
This interesting fact was pointed out by Yashwant Deshmukh, the managing director and chief editor of CVoter. Deshmukh tweeted, "1996 : Gujarat BJP Government was dismissed by the President on advise of the PM. Vaghela split the BJP to form Govt with backing of Congress. Name of the BJP state unit head was VajuBhai Vala. Name of PM was HD Devegauda.Karma is a bitch."
1996 : Gujarat BJP Government was dismissed by the President on advise of the PM. Vaghela split the BJP to form Govt with backing of Congress.— Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) May 16, 2018
Name of the BJP state unit head was VajuBhai Vala.
Name of PM was HD Devegauda.
Karma is a bitch.
The Governor on Wednesday invited B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka. The Congress and JD(S) went to the Supreme Court at midnight and challenged the decision. The court however refused to stay the swearing in ceremony while adding that the same would be subject to the result of the writ petition.