Coalition government likely again in Karnataka
Oh no. Hope there’s a swing in someone’s favour – don’t care who as long as its not the Gowda gang. Unlikely tho – given that he could provide the “support from outside” to either party and have his say in everything. Yet another series of frozen-in-time, inactive, governance-less governments ? Did my vote even matter ? Update: Looks like the BJP is headed for a 112+ seats, based on leads. Phew. Yediurappa is certainly not my first choice as CM, given his flair for melodrama and his demonstrated small-thinking ways. But most importantly, no coalition, and then there are a few sane leaders in whats a rather centrally controlled party and hopefully Yediurappa will have decent orders from upstairs guiding policy etc. The BJP has sobered down a lot, but for Monster Modi, and I’m staying positive on this for now. Biggest takeaway is that Mr. Gowda will have not too much of a say. Not that earlier single party govts have always been forward thinking and development focused, but this is nearly the last chance we have to move forward. Phew! Update 2: Looks like the BJP will fall short of 112 by 4-6 seats. Oh well, they should still manage to “woo” (read, cash, Ministers posts and other benefits) a few independednt – but am sure wily old HDDG will be trying his damndest right now to manufacture some way of having a say. Hope I’m wrong and he’s merely considering retirement from politics. That’ll be really good for the state.