“Has Muslim polarisation helped Congress? Why did JD(S) fail?”, Organiser, May 14, 2023:
“The trends at the Election Commission site say Congress could win 135 seats in the 224-member assembly. It has already won 55 and is leading in 80. In contrast, the JD(S) tally will be 20 — as many as 17 short of its 2018 tally.
So, between these two anti-BJP parties, the Congress has the last laugh. The further marginalisation of JD(S) led by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and his son Kumaraswamy, also a former Chief Minister of Karnataka, means the family’s grip on Vokkaliga voters is over.
This will change the game a lot on ground zero of Karnataka politics as Congress state president D K Shivakumar is also a Vokkaliga leader and has proved his worth in these elections in the run-up to the polls as he could keep the party united. He would be expecting to be rewarded….”
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