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Democracy in doldrums in Karnataka....A sad day for believers
The ongoing exercise of providing a stable and functional government in Karnataka by Yeddyurappa-led BJP has already indicated the level of politics in Karnataka.

Karnataka used to be known as a state which always acted free from politics of religion, cast, creed but on the basis of their priority for overall development of the state and its people.

Bengaluru has been seen from decades as a hub of IT professionals free from any narrower agenda where youngsters from all over India work in a cordial and harmonial way. From its lovely weather to the learning environment, Bengaluru truly represents the secular image of Karnataka as a whole.

But the mean political moves made by the Congress and JD(S) during last few weeks have badly shattered the image of Karnataka and its people. It appears that the motto of these people today has become only to grab the chair, irrespective of the fact that the people of Karnataka have given a crystal clear mandate in favour of Yeddurappa-led BJP in the state.

Due to this dirty politics by the Congress and others, Yeddyurappa has been forced to resign. Although after a dramatic political move today, perhaps Yeddyurappa could have been able to form a government, but instead he prefers to stay away from the exercise of horse trading. First of all, the Congress party who has been confined to only 3 ruling states had begun dirty politics of dividing the community between Lingayats and others for petty political gain.

Sometimes these gimmicks do pay you on short-term basis but sooner or later the people of Karnataka will set right the mistake and the BJP will definitely come back in full majority. Before the next Assembly election, a much clearer picture will emerge during the Lok Sabha elections due to be held next year.

In fact, there are other very crucial issues the state of Karnataka is facing today. The state is on the verge of drought and there is an acute water shortage in Bengaluru and other cities. Farmers of the state do not get enough water for irrigation. The unemployment is rising. Illegal mining has deprived the Karnataka state of its valuable revenue share. Burning issues like Cauvery water distribution are on the agenda but political parties are seemingly busy in strengthening their benchstrength of MLA's by hook or crook.

The whole nation has noticed with pride the agenda of development adopted by the worthy Prime Minister Narendra Modi but political parties owing to their own vested interest are busy in creating a divide of Lingayats and others at the cost of development. Mysore and Bengaluru have been the crown jewel for Karnataka which have been ideal cities. The people there are calm and co-operative with a broad approach. 

But this recent episode has damaged their heritage. Many youngsters even now see cities like Bengaluru as the upcoming place for improving standards of Indian football and other sports. But, to save these efforts in the right direction, we need to get over party politics and focus on development. But then destiny always plays a decisive role and on a personal note this is not the right road for me and hopefully so is for the millions of people of Karnataka. Let us hope for the best.

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