By M Pradyu
Mysuru, December 11:- The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in a stupendous manner in the Karnataka by-elections goes to show that the people especially the commoners still believe in the leadership of the party and they are positive that the party will deliver what the common man wants.
The ruling BJP on Monday had swept the Assembly by-polls in Karnataka, winning 12 of the 15 seats to help the four-month-old B S Yediyurappa government retain the majority. The victory, in fact, comes as a breather and a morale booster for the saffron party after its recent setback in Maharashtra. The results also expose the pathetic picture of the Congress winning only two seats and the results have led to the resignation of two of its stalwarts -Siddaramaiah and Dinesh Gundu Rao.
The oldest party didn’t foresee such a plight as it thought that the ‘script’ worked in Maharashtra may do wonders here in Karnataka, only to get dismayed that such ‘piggy ride’ and ‘odd coalition’ strategies do not work often and it is high time it goes for a mighty revamp or else go into oblivion.
For the BJP this is a good lesson and the leadership must now fulfill the promises given to the people. The saffron party has to realise that in spite of severe criticism on Article 370, Citizens Amendment Bill, economic crisis and price hike, the people supported as they do believe that the party can fulfill their hopes and wishes. The leaders of the party must not get conceited and vainglorious and it is high time for the party and its helmsmen both in the state and the centre, to really feel the pulse of the people and try their level best to mitigate the woes of the citizens. (Writer Pradyu from Kannur is a regular contributor to City Today)