The BJP was right in letting go of BS Yeddyurappa

R Jagannathan

This was an election that the BJP was destined to lose, given the damage done to the party by the exit of BS Yeddyurappa. But, it appears, the party actually made some good last-minute changes to prevent a complete disaster. The fact that it has disproved Yeddyurappa's theory that without him the BJP will amount to nothing is actually a plus. It will show doubters within the BJP that the party counts.read less read more

Venky Vembu

Even though public opinion in general backs the BJP's decision to force Yeddyurappa to resign, it is entirely possible that the party leadership will calculate - after toting up the gains and losses - that it would have been better off sticking with him. In the end, it's all about winning and losing. In politics, principles and propriety don't amount to anything more than a hill of beans.read less read more

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