Sponsor

Feed

Categories

Archives


The sudden crisis in the Karnataka BJP, with needing to seek a vote of confidence




The BJP Government in Karnataka is one of their most prized governments, since this is a southern state and the BJP was for a long time frozen our of the southern states. Even now, the BJP is really not a force to reckon with in the state in the southern part of India, given that it was kicked out of the alliance with the BJD in Orissa, does not find any mention in Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, and has very limited influence in Kerala (that too mostly due to the activities of the RSS over there). It is only in Maharashtra that the BJP starts becoming strong. So it was a major event for the BJP when it started increasing its vote share in the state of Karnataka, and even there, the amount of dissidence remains high. The Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa remains powerful, but has to face the constant pressure of the former central minister Ananth Kumar; but the biggest problem that the Chief Minister faces is from the Reddy brothers who are from the region near Bellary and are all powerful. With their control of mines, they have a huge amount of wealth and money power, and have constantly been applying pressure on the Chief Minister, and also have the support of Sushma Swaraj at the center.

This is not to say that Yeddyurappa is innocent; he also plays a huge amount of politics, including welcoming defectors from other parties and promising them ministerial berths, something that causes the people in the party huge grief since that makes it more difficult for them to become ministers. In the previous confrontation with the Reddy brothers (something that needed mediation from the BJP central leadership), the chief minister had to drop some of his favorites and seemed to be on the back foot. However, no politician can evade the temptation to score points, and Yeddyurappa did the same. When there was a feeling that he was stronger, he got back his favorite people and dropped people closer to the Reddy brothers. And now the fightback has begun.
And now the situation is in crisis mode, with the Government having lost the majority support in the state assembly (it had 117 MLA’s in support in the house strength of 224); now with the withdrawal of support by 19 MLA’s (including 14 BJP MLA’s), the Chief Minister has been forced to again demonstrate in the state assembly by the 12th that he has the support of a majority of the MLA’s. The BJP has too much invested in the state and in the Chief Minister, so most probably they will not sacrifice him, but to ensure that the Government survives, the Chief Minister could be forced to back down again and strike out for a compromise. He may also be asked to go slow on the various measures he has been taking against the Reddy brothers in terms of inspections, enquiries, etc, and even reverse some of his recent minister dropping decisions (and he would be forced to accept these in order to save his seat).




2 comments to The sudden crisis in the Karnataka BJP, with needing to seek a vote of confidence

  • Badhri

    The state of affairs in Karnataka now (or even in several other states)suggests one thing, which we the elctrorate have to bear in mind and hope WE the voters franchise some of the following…

    We spend huge public amount in conducting elections. The nation loses almost a days earning.The incumbent aspirants spend a huge money for their canvassing, a lot amount is spent on publicity, cut outs and sundry other expenses. We VOTE these very people, who work for nothing but their own selfish gains, how do you like the following….

    – We the people Vote based on the promises made during pre election programs
    – Winners are decided by a all possible means – excluding the right election process (even though we claim that we do right things, the rigging, booth snatching, wrongful use of EVMs… Oh God, we all know these things) based on caste, money and allegaince to powers that be. Leaving aside the KEY ingredient of Deliverance Post Election.
    – A leader called CM is elected as consent candidate among the majority
    – The opposition parties start immediately in finding means and ways to dislodge the elected representatives (they may hoist Gigs, create or open scandles, break the so called loyalists,Some dance away, some loot the exchequer, Some even misguide the same voters who brought them to power).
    – What more Should WE, the VOTER expect? THIS APPEARS TO BE THE MAIN TASK OF ALL OPPOSITION PARTIES to ensure that the constitutionally elected representatives do not survive – Alas, this is covered under policts of right gener!!
    – The elected representative, in the name of development create dubious schemes, enriching themselves ( as they know that money can bring them back to power, even if they fail as ruling party memebers), even use the opposition (hand in glove) to loot the faith and trust of the people who vote them as deliverers?

    Well, these are all known facts and has been more or less same since independence. How about the following… Apply your minds and you will see the light….?

    – We as VOTERS have seen the dirty acts (proven or otherwise) of all people elected, belonging to a party or independent candidates.

    – To survive in office, a lot of compromise is done, sorry… a lot of money is exchanged in retaining one to get MAJORITY,
    – Despite this the candidates elected run away to exotic resorts and set their value. Very good english words are used – Keeping the flock together, hostage management etc etc.
    – Don’t you think this is the right valuation process for political figures. Meaning, if one leaves the party and change to another he/she are paid a huge sum – unaccounted ofcourse!.
    – Subsequently, if one returns back to party, they are either paid bigger money or plum posts with probably, predefined earning potential (looting potential in mutual consent)

    We all now these kind of things happen, election after election and yet WE THE VOTERS are passive and GO AGAIN TO VOTE the very same people AGAIN and AGAIN!!

    Think what we can DO? REMEMBER, VOTING IS A MUST AND MISSING THIS OPPORTUNITY IS MISSING YOUR RIGHT TO CHOSE THE RIGHT PERSON? DO NOT NEGLECT. BUT…..

    – DO NOT VOTE ALL THOSE WHOM YOU VOTED DURING LAST SEVERAL ELECTIONS
    – You are familier with their individual or colelctive performances.
    – FEEL ASHEMD THAT YOU VOTED SUCH PEOPLE WHO MADE MOCKERY OF THE OFFICE AT YOUR COST AND TRUST!
    – THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOGGING LIME LIGHT USING YOUR TRUST IN THEM, BUT IN RETRUN SOME WORKED A LITTLE AND MANY DID NOT EVEN VISIT THE CONSTITUENCY OR EVEN ASKED YOU FOR YOUR WELFARE, SOME SAID THERE IS PRESSURE FROM OPPOSITION AND THEY CAN NOT PERFORM, SOME BLAMED MEDIA, SOME ACCUSED JUDICIARY AS TOOLS OF RULING PARTIES.
    – But, one thing remained COMMON to ALL, THEY ALL MADE MONEY – and each other knew, who made how much? only we the voters do not know any thing.
    – GIVE OPPORTUNITY TO NEW COMERS BASED ON THEIR real time GEOGRAPHICAL AND education (not necessarily by college degree) but by knowledge.

    – REMEMEBER – VOTE ALL THOSE WHO NEVER STOOD FOR ELECTION TILL DATE, this change can bring some semblence to right governance- THE VOTE IS IN OUR HANDS NOW!!!

    JAI HIND!

  • The situation in karnataka is no doubt tense and the ruckus that was created yesterday by the MLA was insulting to Indian democracy. The marching of marshals and tearing of clothes was a barbaric act.

    There should be a review of the whole situation carefully by the central government.

    The voters of Karnataka must be appalled by their MLA’s behavior , the behavior of MLA’s was synonymous with those of in bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

    we have an online geo-political journal http://policyresearchgroup.com/. do visit it and give your comments on the topics you feel.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>