Congress managed to stitch up a govt in Karnataka, by backing JDS to stop a BJP govt. This could be a long-term strategy with an eye on 2019 general elections. But the truth is that Congress lost badly in Karnataka. Mail Today cartoon
After numerous claims and counter-claims by different political parties in Karnataka, what was the actual mandate of the people of Karnataka?
After failing to gather required numbers, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa resigned on the floor of the house. That decision brought back the focus on Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, who was criticised for not following the Constitution’s rule book. Sify cartoon
The Karnataka ‘floor test’ episode exposed BJP’s efforts to lure Congress and JD(S) MLAs with money, posts etc. Now what happens to PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Na Khaunga, Na Khane Dunga’ anti-corruption campaign? Mail Today cartoon
With 104 MLAs and well short of the magic number, BJP was confident of proving majority on the floor of the house. That brought back the memories of Operation Kamal of Reddy fame. But this time BS Yeddyurappa accepted defeat even before the floor test, confessing that he doesn’t have the numbers! Mail Today cartoon
All my cartoons on Kar-Nataka II (drama after the results)
It’s been estimated the Karnataka election was worth around Rs. 10,500 crore. But in spite an expensive election, there was hung assembly leading to wide-spread horse-trading. MLAs are being offered crores of rupees and ministries. Karnataka definitely deserves better govt!
BS Yeddyurappa was confident about swearing-in ceremony on 17th May, even before the Governor announced it. He declared that he will win the floor test in the assembly, after the Governor gave him 15 days time. But the Supreme Court cut short the duration asking Yeddyurappa to take floor test on Saturday. Can Yeddyurappa pass […]
Constitution is supposed to protect the interests of people and democratic values. Then who will protect the Constitution?
BJP defends Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite the single largest party to form the govt in the state, calling it constitutional. But that defence obviously destroys BJP’s justification for Goa, Manipur govt formation! Mail Today cartoon