By Farhan Sumbul for ZeroHour News
The Karnataka Assembly election results are not a surprise to the political literate audience. The bizarre of politics in Indian states has always puffed the faces of political analyzers. Out of the 224 assembly seats in the state, Congress has managed to win over 121 seats, crossing the half-mark milestone. BJP, losing the lone southern state of India, got dragged down to the figure of 40 seats from the past count of 110 seats. JD(s) has also won 40 seats, while the offshoot of Karnataka BJP, Yeddurappa led KJP managed to get 6 seats and the remaining 16 seats were bagged by independent and others.
The sinking of lotus into the muddy water of Karnataka politics paved the way for Congress to lead the game after a long wait of 7 years. This result has taken out the lone bastion of BJP in the south India, witnessing the cries of secularism on the push ahead activities of saffronisation in the state. The run for saffronisation of the state was so much intensified that the then education minister had said that those who refuse Geeta paath should leave the country to the reply for the objection on making Geeta Paath compulsory in the government run schools, The BJP government was also not indifferent in the yet another posh scams catching up the lime light of the nation and the world. From the illegal land allocation to the illegal mining and the outcry of the then lokayukta on the corruption charges at the Yedurappa government, had badly damaged the faith of people of the state. This can also be very easily understood that the magic of NaMo also failed to benefit the state BJP making it clear and audible that the Modi fever does not necessarily run out of the Gujarat.
The current party positions at all over the country depicts 14 states being ruled by the Congress and four being ruled by the BJP. 11 states enjoy the regional power while Jharkhand remains under the president rule with only Tripura being governed by CPI(M).
It cannot be ruled out that the very near Loksabha polls in 2014 cannot be the sequel of current power distribution across the country. But, yet, this has to be accepted that with the average voting turnout of 70%, the people of Karnataka have held the expectations of politic gurus true. The state has also witnessed some interesting results, for example, the victory of four minority representatives from the Mangalore, the stronghold of Hindutva forces leaving the saffron protagonists amused which can be seen as the defeat of communal and Hindutva politics. The Muslim representation though underestimated, has increased to 11 from past figure of 9, with nine of them from Congress and two of JD(S). The infant political players like WPI and SDPI were able to grab the attention with SDPI contesting strongly at one or two seats and WPI was far behind the race losing the deposits at 14 of the 16 seats they contested. SDPI state president, Abdul Majid was successful in distressing four time MLA Tanweer Sait in his Narsimhraja constituency.
Now, the much anticipated question is to whom will the Congress high command crowns as the CM of the state, K. Siddaramaiah or Mallikarjun Kharge???
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