BJP Will Repeat Karnataka Fraud in 2019 Lok Sabha Election: Yashwant Sinha

Congress leaders protesting outside Karnataka Vidhana Soudha against the swearing-in of B.S. Yeddyurappa as CM on May 17, 2018. Photo: Congress
Congress leaders protesting outside Karnataka Vidhana Soudha against the swearing-in of B.S. Yeddyurappa as CM on May 17, 2018. Photo: Congress

Opposition parties must stop complaining and get their act together to challenge the war-like strategies of BJP to win all elections in India.

By Rakesh Raman

Yashwant Sinha – a former minister in India and rebel leader in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – said today that BJP will subvert democracy in India like it has done in Karnataka.

Sinha was referring to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite BJP to form the government in Karnataka although BJP does not have the majority. In the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, BJP has won 104 seats while the Congress-JD(S) coalition has the support of 115 winners.

Although Congress had appealed in the Supreme Court to get the swearing-in ceremony of BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa stopped, the Court refused to do so and fixed the next hearing date for Friday.

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Meanwhile, Yeddyurappa has already taken the oath of office and has become the chief minister (CM) of Karnataka. He has been given 15 days time to prove BJP majority in the Assembly. It is believed that BJP will easily get the majority as it is known for purchasing or coercing winning candidates to join the party.

Congress and JD(S) leaders kept protesting but their voice went unheard and Yeddyurappa grabbed the seat of office to become the new CM of Karnataka in an environment which is largely described as the subversion of democracy in India.


This article is part of our exclusive editorial section that focuses on Lok Sabha Election 2019 in India.


“I am glad I have left the party which is so brazenly trying to subvert democracy in Karnataka. It will do the same if it fails to get majority in Lok Sabha next year. Please note my warning,” said Yashwant Sinha who had resigned from BJP a few days ago.

“What is happening in Karnataka today is a rehearsal for what will happen after the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi,” Sinha added.

But instead of finding the tailor-made solution to save the democracy in the current circumstances where BJP is using its money and muscle power to form governments, the opposition parties are dependent on the same institutions – like courts and election commissions – that BJP allegedly controls unscrupulously.

Opposition parties must stop complaining and get their act together to challenge the war-like strategies of BJP to win all elections in India.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

Photo courtesy: Congress

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