In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 17 seats in Karnataka. Now in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, even though the Congress party and the JD (S) have formed alliance, the analysts are claiming that BJP’s seat tally might even reach 22 seats.
This has not only proved that the pro-BJP or the Modi wave in Karnataka is even bigger than the past, but has also showed that the Mahagatbhandan is fragile in front of the Chowkidar. Now a veiled statement made by the former Karnataka Chief Minister and the Former Union Minister of Petroleum and Law Mr Veerappa Moily has triggered a fresh speculation in Karnataka.
Mr Moily has said that BS Yeddyurappa has eyed on the chief ministerial chair and if BJP wins 22 seats in the current Lok Sabha elections, then the CM of Karnataka Mr Kumaraswamy might have to go home (lose/resign from the CM post) the very next day.
He also added that if the dream of Mr Yeddyurappa shouldn’t succeed, then cast your vote for BJP. Mr Moily is contesting from Chikballapur district and while he was campaigning in Bagepalli taluk, he urged the voters to cast their vote for Congress party and help the Karnataka CM, who is from JD (S), to save his post. He also added that if BJP wins, then they will definitely bring down the Congress-JD (S) alliance.
Now this statement has triggered a lot of speculations. Few are claiming this as a warning sign to the JD (S) voters in the state. Even after forming an alliance, Congress and JD (S) are finding it difficult to counter the pro-BJP wave in the state.
What adds to the woes of the Congress- JD (S) is that in several constituencies, the ground level karyakarthas are against the alliance. Even at several occasions the state had witnessed how the Congress and JD (S) leaders had openly slammed each other. Now BJP’s victory in Karnataka will only decode the real meaning behind Mr Moily’s statement. Elections in Karnataka will be held in two phases-18th April and 23rd April