Karnataka: ahead of floor test, deputy chief minister says Congress ‘not decided’ on 5 year term for Kumaraswamy

If reports are to be believed, Karnataka Assembly drama does not seem to be ending any time soon. In his first press conference as a deputy chief minister, G Parameshwara said that the party (Congress) has not taken any decision yet to support JDS’ Kumaraswamy as chief minister for full five year term. Adding that their main aim is to first pass the floor test, which will be held later in the day today, and modalities including sharing the CM post are being worked out.

This just adds fuel to the speculation that the cracks in the coalition which everyone could foresee, may appear sooner than later. JDS has 37 MLAs and is dependent on Congress to sustain, had earlier ruled out the possibility of splitting the chief ministership with Congress. But Congress may sit it out till 2019 general elections at least so that it does not have any adverse effect on the general elections.

This is in line with Congress’ ‘give and take‘ formula to uphold constitutional principles and democracy.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

A friendly reminder to HD Kumaraswamy, son of HD Deve Gowda: In 1996, where Congress led by P V Narasimha Rao, plagued with scams and scandals, lost decisively but then neither of the other political parties had a majority to form a government. BJP was the single largest party with 161 seats but couldn’t cross the halfway mark. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was invited to form the government and asked to prove his majority within two weeks on the floor of the Parliament. While BJP tried to form a post-poll alliance, it could not reach majority. After trying for 13 days, Vajpayee conceded he could not manage more than 200 seats and resigned rather than face the confidence vote.

The Congress, despite being the second largest party, declined to form the government. Instead, offered external support to small regional parties, which were full of internal conflicts, and in an unexpected move, JDS’ H D Deve Gowda was made the Prime Minister of India. In less than two years, Congress withdrew support and the government collapsed.

History has an uncanny habit of repeating itself.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

‘Will not develop areas which did not vote for me’: Rajasthan Congress MLA shortly after winning

Rajender Singh Bidhuri fought and won a close battle against BJP MLA Suresh Dhakad with a margin of 1661 votes.

Here is why BJP lost elections, and of course, it was deliberate

What BJP supporters need to realise is this - no political party ever wants to lose and least of all, a party led by the two most politically aggressive politicians the country has ever seen.

Ranchi: Court summons Rahul Gandhi for his defamatory remarks against Amit Shah

The petitioner submitted that the statement by Rahul Gandhi against Amit Shah had hurt his sentiments and tarnished the image of the party.

India cannot turn into Islamic Nation, only Modi can understand gravity and do needful: Meghalaya HC

There should be uniform law for all Indian citizens, and anybody opposing the Indian laws and constitution cannot be considered as citizens of the country, Meghalaya High Court noted

Priyanka Gandhi part of selection process of Congress CM in the state where her husband faces probe

Priyanka Gandhi's husband, Robert Vadra, was recently summoned for the third time by the Enforcement Directorate in the Bikaner land deal money laundering case after he missed the first two.

BJP’s real woes: Lessons from the electoral semi-finals

The prolonged silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on election results was very telling. The results were clearly unexpected and possibly led to prolonged internal discussions on the future course of action.

Teenage actor who acted in film ‘Haider’, joined Lashkar-e-Taiba, neutralised in encounter

Police confirmed that the two teenagers had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba, immediately after they went missing on August 31
It is time for Congress and Gandhi Family mukt Bharat

Why Congress-mukt Bharat is still very much in progress

It is time BJP supporters understand the meaning of the term 'Congress-mukt Bharat'.
Image Source: MenXp

Loan defaulter Vijay Mallya congratulates Congress on assembly elections victory

Interestingly, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had initially liked the congratulatory tweet of fugitive Vijay Mallya but later unliked it after it went viral.

As Congress factions create chaos, Rahul Gandhi quotes Tolstoy and Congress tweets ‘game’ links

The Assembly Elections in three states, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh saw Congress successfully push BJP out of power

Latest articles

Connect with us

125,606FansLike
97,731FollowersFollow
6,062SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these