CHURUMURI POLL: Congress-JDS tieup again?

Politics in Karnataka is getting murkier and murkier. First the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) joined hands to keep the “communal” BJP out of power. Then , the “secular” JDS joined hands with the BJP. Now, in a turn of events that could turn Mr Ripley into a disbeliever, the JDS is reportedly cosying up to the Congress to deny BJP its promised chance of leading the government.

N. Dharam Singh, is now talking of realignment of political forces in the State. The JDS supremo H.D. Deve Gowda regularly talks of handing over power to BJP only if it sticks to the common minimum programme. Gowda, meanwhile, met Governor T.N. Chaturvedi last night, amid speculation that he might be willing to pull the rug from underneath the BJP’s feet if he gets to be Vice-President.

Questions: Is there anything called credibility in presentday politics, or is it all power for power’s sake? Should the Congress tie up with the JDS? Is there any rationale for preventing the BJP which won the most seats in 2004 from holding the reins of power? Which party will be best placed in the next elections if the Congress and JDS form a government once again?

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