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Fiasco And After

A shock bypoll defeat brings fresh BJP-Lok Shakti fissures

Fiasco And After
Fiasco And After
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AFTER failing to repeat the success it enjoyed in the last general elections in the recently concluded assembly byelections, all is not well with the BJP-Lok Shakti alliance in Karnataka. There are indications that Lok Shakti chief Ramakrishna Hegde is even having second thoughts about being at the Centre and may like to return to state politics if he is offered the CM's gaddi. This, if not for anything else, to restore order to his party.

Even as the party tries to quieten leaders with "suicidal tendencies", as Hegde described it, some of them are keen that Lok Shakti part ways with the BJP because of the latter's overbearing attitude during the recent bypolls to the state assembly. However, Hegde has been reiterating that he will stand by his alliance with the BJP.

The BJP-Lok Shakti combine recorded a dismal performance in the elections to seven seats. The BJP won only two, while the Lok Shakti drew a blank. The contrast is stark with the astounding victory in 16 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the general elections...

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