• GHAI
    Jan 20, 2019 06:49 PM

    Coomi KAPOOR WELL KNOWN Political analyst reveals in INSIDE TRACK in Sunday Indian Express ::
    Inside track: Enemy within
    The recent rumbles in H D Kumaraswamy’s government was due to the infighting between Congress stalwarts, former CM Siddaramaiah and senior minister D K Shivakumar.

    The recent rumbles in H D Kumaraswamy’s government, nicknamed Operation Lotus, have not been caused by the BJP, which knows it is well short of a majority. It was due to the infighting between Congress stalwarts, former CM Siddaramaiah and senior minister D K Shivakumar. Siddaramaiah, who was once in the JD(S), feels Kumaraswamy has marginalised him. At one point, Siddaramaiah reportedly suggested to Rahul Gandhi that it made better sense to pull out from the government since the non-performing JD(S) will handicap ---Siddaramaiah, who was once in the JD(S), feels Kumaraswamy has marginalised him. At one point, Siddaramaiah reportedly suggested to Rahul Gandhi that it made better sense to pull out from the government since the non-performing JD(S) will handicap the Congress in the parliamentary polls. Because of Siddaramaiah’s manoeuvres, some seven Congress MLAs went missing. A panicky CM approached a few BJP MLAs to counter Siddaramaiah’s move. In a bid to guard its flock, the BJP whisked all its MLAs to a resort in Gurugram. The topple bid ended with the MLAs resurfacing. But Siddaramaiah made his point that he can be ignored by the ruling alliance at its peril.''

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