April 3, 2020
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Crucial day for Karnataka

It is a crucial day for Karnataka, as Today the State Legislative Assembly is set to consider the non-confidence motion tabled against the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition by the BJP.

Shortly before the commencement of the session, a rebel Congress MLA has changed his mind and moved back to the Congress-JD(S) camp, raising speculations that whether others who came with him to the BJP camp will follow the path paved by the MLA.

Anyway, proving that those speculations have no place, some rebel MLAs, who considered the changed rebel MLA as their leader and came along with the MLAs to the BJP camp, have addressed the public through their social media handle to tell the world that they will not change their mind and will stick firmly to the decision they adopted.

The BJP lawmakers who have reached the assembly have expressed confidence in their victory. When Karnataka BJP President B S Yeddyurappa has reached the assembly, he has shown the symbol of victory to those stationed there to witness the moment.

It seems that the BJP is very confident about the victory. What they try is to grab that as early as possible.

It is assumed that the Congress-JD(S) coalition wants to delay the non-confidence motion procedures and use the session as a platform to explain how they are destabilised.

The Congress-JD(S) coalition at present only has less than 100 members. Meanwhile, the BJP alone has 105 members in the assembly. Clearly, the Congress –JD(S) coalition stands no chance to win the motion, even though one or two rebel MLAs change their mind in favour of the coalition.

The BJP is the single largest political party in the state. It was to overcome its natural claim for the seat of power that a post-poll alliance was reached between/by the JD(S) and the Congress. Not long after the formation of the coalition, its flaws emerged. Recently, it faced a pathetic defeat in the General Election in the state, in which many of its senior leaders miserably failed.

Election is the best option before the state. It is clear that it is the ruling that is delaying that possibility. There is no doubt that the Congress-JD(S) coalition cannot make a huge electoral impact in the state at this juncture.

On the other hand, the BJP is very confident. With the extra confidence it gained through its latest victory in the General Election, they, it seems, are ready to face even an election. They know very well that the local level difference between the Congress and the JD(S) will make it very difficult for the parties to function as a single unit in the election and that flaw is enough it to make pretty good gain.

More details about the house proceedings are awaited.


Vignesh. S. G
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