The Uttarakhand gamble – the courts are now the decision makers

The current situation in Uttarakhand finally seems to have been resolved, but not in the way that the BJP would have wanted. A situation which looked tricky initially has now become a public relations disaster for the BJP. After the Arunachal Pradesh turnaround where the number of dissidents in the Congress was enough to break […]

BJP in Karnataka manages to overcome the ruling of the Supreme Court regarding disqualifiction of MP’s

A couple of days back, there was a major judgment by the Supreme Court of India that could have shaken the Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yeddyurappa. The Supreme Court held that the action taken by the Speaker of Karnataka, K.G. Bopaiah, in disqualifying 11 BJP legislators and 5 independent MLA’s was unconstitutional and devoid of […]

The drama continues in Karnataka, Governor seems to lose support

The heading of this article seems to suggest that the Governor is the primary villain of the piece, but that is not entirely true. The Governor of the state of Karnataka, H R Bhardwaj, has behaved in a most inappropriate manner; over the past many months, he would comment on the internal state of the […]