Monday, May 26, 2008

BJP wins in Karnataka!!

Finally, a near-majority mandate in an Indian election - even if it was a state election. The fact that the BJP had an overriding presence in the recently concluded Karnataka elections is like a breath of fresh air. I am personally sick and tired of coalition politics, what with each party worker/politician doing all he/she can to "accommodate" his "fellowmen".Development plans remain just that, plans.

Now, with the absence of a fractured mandate and a near-majority in the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, the BJP must take this opportunity with both hands. There is a lot of Karnataka that needs to be developed, not just Bangalore.While the lovely state capital (my hometown!), may have catapulted India on the global technology and outsourcing map, there is still the homegrown agrarian economy in the state that needs attention. Go, BJP, go! Just as in corporate life, you will be measured by results/output. This is YOUR opportunity, don't mess it up, please!

Of course, to have seen the total decimation of the Janata Dal (Secular) and the utter silence of a human being called Mr. Deve Gowda since yesterday, is one of the defining moments in this election. For a man who can only think of newer ways to usurp power, and, in the name of "son of the soil", do everything he can to stop the developmental efforts in the state, its good to see him voted out. The frustrated public of this lovely southern state has finally woken up to the reality that they have been dealing with a man who has double-standards, and can only care about ways to hold his fort. After all, what more can you expect from a "fluke Prime Minister" that he was, just sleeping at every public function and being a picture of disgrace to the nation in international eyes.

No longer, Mr. Gowda, no longer! Have a good, retired life in your hut in Hassan - after all, you claim to be a farmer right? So, go back to your hut and live a farmer's life(which is honourable in its own merit, by the way - though not too sure if you will understand the term honourable) and let the rest of the farmers in the state benefit from developmental efforts of the current government!We' ve had ENOUGH of you!