Tuesday, November 20, 2007

BJP breaks it own record

BJP broke its own record of being in power for 13 days when BJP's first government in south India fell in just 7 days. BJP appears to have paid the political price for refusing last-minute demands from JD(S) chief Deve Gowda and his son and former CM H D Kumaraswamy to hand over plum portfolios of urban development, mines and geology.

Though never concerned about scruples, Deve Gowda broke fresh grounds even by his standards of political machinations by reneging on the deal with BJP.

He is being blamed for reducing politics in Karnataka to the theatre of the absurd with the former PM first refusing to hand over power to BJP in October, then making up and finally again ditching his partner — all in a month and a half.
I just hope the BJP doesn't carry this bad luck to Gujrat.