The JDS is considering to launch one of Deve Gowda’s grandsons in the party’s stronghold in Mandya — a move that has the potential to cause divisions within the Vokkaliga patriarch’s family and the JDS party fold.
Yeddyurappa's trip to Ahmedabad had fuelled speculation that several disgruntled Congress MLAs were in touch with him and ready to switch over to the BJP, which might again try its hand to form a government in the state.
DK Shivakumar indicated that though the future of the alliance in Karnataka was fraught with challenges, both parties would work together to keep the BJP at bay, with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The high-octane drama which started during the election campaigns with the exchange of jibes by both national rivals- BJP and Congress, had its presence felt till the last minute of Yeddyurappa's speech and proved to be the salient feature of Karnataka election.
On Saturday, Congress released two more audio clips accusing BJP leaders of trying to deplete its flock with offers of money and position. This time, the party has named B S Yeddyurappa as making the offer in one audio, and B Sriramulu and Muralidhar Rao in the other.
The question that remains is, will the legislators elected on their respective party symbols remain faithful to the party, to the voters who supported them, to the unwritten rules of a democracy, and to the Constitution of India?