How BJP turned Karnataka politics into a cartoon

Cartoonists and headline writers are having a field day as BJP government in its so-called “Gateway to the South” turns a fine and civilised State into the butt of jokes across the nation. The number of disgraced ministers who have had to sadly wash their hands off the “development agenda” is now 12.

Six ministers charged of corruption: B.S. Yediyurappa, G. Janardhana Reddy, G. Karunakara Reddy, B. Sriramulu, Ramachandre Gowda, Katta Subramanya Naidu.

One minister charged of molestation of a friend’s wife: Hartaalu Halappa.

One minister of molestation of a nurse: M.P. Renukacharya.

One ex-minister in denotification scam: S.N. Krishnaiah Shetty.

Three ministers charged of watching porn: Laxman Savadi, C.C. Patil, Krishna Palemar.

Cartoons: courtesy Rahul da Cunha/Amul, R. Prasad/ Mail Today, E.P. UnnyThe Indian ExpressS.V. Padmanabh/ Kannada Prabha