Forget Operation Lotus, Karnataka coalition was a non-starter since day one

kumaraswamy-DKSBengaluru, July 24: When the JD(S) and Congress came together to form the government in Karnataka 14 months ago, many had on day one predicted a quick collapse.

14 months later, the H D Kumaraswamy led government lost a trust vote 99 to 105. It was always said that the fate of the coalition would largely depend on how the 2019 results would shape up. Thanks to the big mandate that the BJP got in 2019, the party witnessed a resurgence in Karnataka as well. Moreover the Lok Sabha numbers in Karnataka were extremely impressive for the BJP. It won 25 of the 28 seats. The Congress, JD(S) and an independent shared a piece each.

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Karnataka: An uncomfortable coalition since day one and why the internal feud must be blamed

Bengaluru, July 12: The million dollar question is who is behind the Karnataka crisis. The issue has dragged on and the Speaker is yet to take a call on the resignation of the rebel MLAs.

In the interim all parties have thrown barbs at each other accusing each one of engineering the crisis. The BJP says that it is an internal feud within the JD(S) and Congress that is playing out. The ruling coalition however blames the BJP for carrying out Operation Lotus.

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No Operation Lotus, here is how BJP plans to form government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 23: There is trouble brewing in Karnataka, with the BJP winning big in the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress-JD(S) alliance has performed poorly and analysts feel that this would have an impact on the government in the state.

Senior Congress leader, Roshan Baig on Tuesday ruffled several feathers, when he went on to call K C Venugopal a Buffon and Dinesh Gundu Rao a flop show. He went a step further to say that if the NDA is coming back to power, then he appeals to his Muslim brothers to learn and compromise with the situation.

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In Karnataka, a crisis is not over until the last MLA returns

Bengaluru, Jan 18: In cricket it is often said that it is not over until the last ball is bowled. In Karnataka, the case is similar. Three Congress MLAs are still elusive and this means that the BJP has not lost all hopes as yet. The Operation Lotus is not over until the last MLA returns.

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Inside story of how Siddaramaiah led the operation against Operation Lotus

Bengaluru, Jan 17: For the BJP it was yet another failed attempt at installing the government in Karnataka. Despite being the single largest party in the state with 104 MLAs, the BJP’s third attempt to form the government failed after the Congress rebels backtracked at the last moment. For the Congress and JD(S), the Herculean task was to convince the rebels, who were upset after the Cabinet expansion. Some of them had rebelled after being left out and nearly 5 of them had been camping in Mumbai giving the coalition the jitters.

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Operation Lotus: An unwanted adventure, when focus should have been the LS polls

Bengaluru, Jan 17: Another misadventure by the Karnataka has come to an end, with some rebels in the Congress returning to their fold. It began with the fiasco of trying to install a government after the 2018 assembly elections, which was short lived.

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Operation Lotus fails again

Bengaluru, Jan 17: Another attempt gone down the drain. The ambitious plan by the Karnataka BJP to topple the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition in the state suffered a setback after some rebels developed cold feet. Some of the disgruntled Congress MLAs began backing out and were seen gradually returning to their home turf even as allegations of the BJP trying to poach them were reported widely.

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Operation Lotus on back burner? Why BJP decided to stay away from Karnataka MLC poll

cpyogeshwar-guttedarBengaluru, Sep 25: Amidst all the drama that is taking place in Karnataka, the BJP has decided to give the legislative council polls a miss. With this, the MLC polls would be a mere formality and the candidature of two Congressmen Naseer Ahmed and M C Venugopal and JD(S) nominee Ramesh Gowda would go through without any trouble.

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It is strategy abstain, not Operation Lotus this time for BJP Karnataka

bjp223After a mid marathon hearing in the Supreme Court, B S Yeddyurappa was finally given the green-signal to take over the Chief Minister of Karnataka. This would however be subject to the petition filed by the Congress and JD(S), the court said while deciding to take up the matter on Friday.

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TMC to BJP- Don’t forget Operation Lotus

BJP-rally_shots_650_1There is a beeline that is being made by several members of the Trinamool Congress party to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP, however, would carefully scrutinize every entry and not open the doors blindly since they do realize the mistake that was made in Karnataka in the form of Operation Lotus or Operation Kamala.

A senior BJP leader from Delhi tells oneindia that those wanting to party hop will not get a free entry into the party. There will be a thorough scrutiny of every entrant as we are aware of how we burnt our fingers in Karnataka when we undertook Operation Lotus.

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