Monday, May 25, 2020
Home Opinions JDS-Congress government in Karnataka worse than emergency, black hole of democracy

JDS-Congress government in Karnataka worse than emergency, black hole of democracy

Also Read

The bottomless greed for power, obsession and lust to protect the government and jettison democracy at any cost shown by JDS-Congress coalition government in Karnataka after knowing fully well that the coalition does not have the majority and it cannot muster majority has proven to be a disaster to the state of Karnataka, worse than emergency and is indeed a black hole of democracy. By blaming BJP or alleging a value of Rs.1000 crore mission is on to destabilize the coalition government are not going to cut much ice in Indian politics.

Ever since the government was formed by both JDS and Congress party, the unwritten agreement was that how to make the Karnataka state an ATM. Therefore governance had not happened since then and only feud between JDS and congress party was happening almost every day may be due to some arithmetic error in sharing the profit.  As a result, the Karnataka Chief Minister has become a weeping child in Indian politics, tried to earn as much sympathy as possible through expression of his tears, tried to denigrate congress party to masque his mal-governance and unstoppable corruption.

The beautiful state of Karnataka has witnessed several such political upheavals in the past but never has undergone the worst phase like what the state is enduring today thanks to JDS-Congress coalition.


When the grandmother of congress dynast and the then prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi clamped emergency, she mutilated, blinded, muted and deafen democracy and the voice of people, caged judiciary and press, imprisoned all dissent and the rule of tyranny was the real emperor of India during emergency. Today the JDS-Congress government in Karnataka in the name of debate on motion on vote of confidence is delaying the floor test, trying all tricks in the book to engage in horse trade and subvert democracy. The debate on vote of confidence and horse trade has overtaken governance and the state is yawning for a government. Unfortunately congress and JDS are creating black hole of democracy by devaluing all political ethics and etiquettes to remain in power.

The majority deficit of JDS-Congress coalition is not small as the independent legislatures have withdrawn support besides several of congress and JDS MLA’s who have already submitted their resignation. The coalition has lost not only majority but morality also to remain in power but still the hunger for power and greed to loot, shamelessly the alliance government is trying to remain in power.

Horse trading and if not possible, try to earn public sympathy when Governor of the state recommend president’s rule is the tactic JDS and congress party are playing. More than JDS, the causality for congress party is going to be high due to the shameless drama of its leaders to be in power without majority.


If congress party had gracefully withdrawn support to JDS and decides to go to people would have helped the congress party a bit. But it is too late for congress party to do anything to rebuild its image at national level due to Karnataka episode.

Actually the congress party had entered willingly to fire to self-immolate itself when it decided to support JDS leader HD Kumarasamy as chief minister just to stop BJP from forming government in Karnataka. After sometime congress lost its grip and JDS used the opportunity wisely and brought congress to a precarious situation and tried to malign congress party in public through weep and wiping out tears by HD Kumarasamy. When JDS-Congress combine lost majority beyond a point to no hope, congress party should have sensed it and should have allowed the coalition government to fall graceful than making attempts after attempts to demoralize democracy and make black hole to extinguish people’s voice.

Today congress cannot remain without JDS but JDS has its options open. If congress continues with JDS it would lose its credibility and without JDS, congress cannot contest alone in Karnataka.


People support and admire PM Modi and BJP because PM Modi is honest, committed and has transformed India in the last 5 years. India before 2014 and India after 2014 is so obvious and black and white to the world. When people of Karnataka wants BJP to rule the state, JDS and congress cheated the mandate of people of the state and then tried everything to destroy and demoralize democracy for power. The misdeed of the congress party is haunting the party at the national level.

Still time is not too late for congress party to ask for forgiveness to people of Karnataka and India for supporting JDS and demoralizing democracy. Once such open confession is made and pardon from people’s court is sought and apologised to PM Modi and BJP, certainly the congress party can do something to rebuild its image. Congress party must then work seriously to dismantle JDS and other regional parties from Indian politics.

S Ranganathan

- advertisement -

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Latest News

भारतीय भाषाई विविधता पर हावी पश्चिमीकरण और हमारी दुर्बलता

संस्कृत विश्व की पुरातन भाषा है और वर्तमान की सभी भाषाओं की उत्पत्ति इसी भाषा से हुई है किन्तु आज यही संस्कृत भाषा विलोपित होती जा रही है। उससे भी बड़ी विडम्बना यह है कि हम स्वयं अपनी भाषागत परंपरा का पश्चिमीकरण कर रहे हैं। (by @omdwivedi93)

COVID 19- Agonies of Odisha Sarpanches no one is talking about

While the delegation of the collector power to the Sarpanch is being welcomed by all, the mismanagement has put an woe among these people's representatives.

The implications of structural changes brought by Coronavirus – Part 1

Many companies will move towards greater share of employees working from home with a weekly one to two day gathering for team building purposes. The IT industry in India estimates that close to 50 per cent of the country’s 4.3 million IT workers will soon work from home.

Saving the idea of India

Should Mickey (Valmiki) have not been more inclusive and given name Rehman instead of Hanuman and Agatha instead of Agastya? Such bandicoot the wrier was!

Feminism is nice, but why settle for a lesser idea?

Feminism talks about only women, Devi talks about humanity and cares for everyone equally as a compassionate mother (real gender neutrality)

Centre’s Amphan package for West Bengal should be low in ‘cash’, high in ‘kind’

while helping the state, the centre must reduce the cash disbursement as much as possible. The corruption through misappropriation is believed to be directly proportional to the 'cash component' in a package.

Recently Popular

तीन ऐसे लोग जिन्होंने बताया कि पराजय अंत नहीं अपितु आरम्भ है: पढ़िए इन तीन राजनैतिक योद्धाओं की कहानी

ये तीन लोग हैं केंद्रीय मंत्री श्रीमती स्मृति ईरानी, दिल्ली भाजपा के युवा एवं ऊर्जावान नेता एवं समाजसेवी कपिल मिश्रा एवं तजिंदर पाल सिंह बग्गा। इन तीनों की कहानी बड़ी ही रोचक एवं प्रेरणादायी है।

सावधान: सोशल मीडिया का गलत इस्तेमाल कर छात्र-छात्राओं को किया जा रहा गुमराह!

अगर इन्टरनेट पर उपलब्ध जानकारियाँ गलत हो या संस्थाओं से प्रेरित हो तब तो आपका ऐसे संस्थाओं के जाल में फसना निश्चित है और इसका एहसास आपको जब होगा तब तक बहुत देर हो चुकी होगी।

ABVP and RSS volunteers conduct door-to-door screening of residents in Mumbai

Volunteers of ABVP and RSS began door to door screening in slum pockets of Nehru Nagar in Mumbai, equipped with PPE sets and directed by doctors on board, and screened over 500 people in total in the last three days.

AMU की पाक ज़मीं से उपजा भारत के Secularism का रखवाला निर्देशक

अगर अनुभव सिन्हा एक एजेंडा से भरे निर्देशक नहीं बल्कि सचमुच दलितों के पक्ष कार एवं भला चाहने वाले व्यक्ति हैं तो क्या वे अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी जिसके वह alumni रहे हैं में दलित आरक्षण के मुद्दे को उठाएंगे? क्या देश के अन्य विश्वविद्यालयों की तरह एएमयू जैसे विश्वविद्यालय में भी दलितों को आरक्षण का अधिकार नहीं?

Ayan invasion theory- A myth

What’s shocking to me is that a certain section of India holds up to the AIT and consistently tries to prove it right despite many genetic/ archeological/ historical evidences. Now who is that section that I am referring to ? The “left” of India.