Natakas in Karnataka
Both the BJP and the Congress fought tooth and nail to capture power in Karnataka in the recently concluded assembly election. The BJP, which was in winning spree in north-east states tried to repeat it in for the simple reason that the saffron party is not in a position to step in southern states. As predicted in exit polls the BJP emerged as the largest single party and the JD(S) not as the king maker but thanks to the decision of the Congress party to stop BJP from returning to power. But chaoses continue to persist and there are different legal opinions in what Governor should do whether to invite only the largest single party or the party which cobbled majority and stakes claim.
We should blame the people for this mess when Congress, JD(S) combine cried foul when Governor invited Yeddiyurappa, leader of the BJP to form the government. But there is nothing wrong in the Governor's invitation to
BJP to form the government as the practice is already in vogue to invite the largest single party. More over only the party which is in power at the centre will be favoured by the Governor who has to dance to the tune of President. This is not the first time in the political history of India that the largest party is invited to form the government though other party cobble and show the requite number of MLAs to form the government.
But it is a black dot or mockery of Indian democracy that the party, which has the lowest number of MLAs hold the reign, Kumaraswamy the leader of JS(S) which won only 37 seats is the choice of Congress party which came second and it is just a like a sacrifice/political mischievous game of the Congress to allow Kumaraswamy to be the CM, just to stab BJP. Every time when such fractured results emerge it creates chaos resulting in horse trading, etc. and a MLA gets a sizable amount as reward for the support.
— K.S. Srinivasan