Articles by Srinivasa Prasad
May 25, 2018
Karnataka polls: HD Kumaraswamy wins trust vote, but unhappy Congress leaders indicate rough road aheadAn unequal alliance in which JD(S) keeps the chief minister’s slot with fewer than half the MLAs of Congress can only be equalled, to begin with, if Congress gets most of the key portfolios in the ministry, which Kumaraswamy will get around to constitute now.
May 23, 2018
Karnataka govt formation: Congress-JD(S) alliance off to shaky start with 'berthing pains' over portfolios, farmers' loansThe uneasiness of coalition partners became clear sooner than expected: Even before JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy took the oath as chief minister on Wednesday.
May 21, 2018
Horses slam Rahul Gandhi for defaming them by referring to political trafficking as 'horse-trading'Ever wondered how horses react when humans like Rahul Gandhi refer to political swaps as horse-trading? You're about to find out.
May 19, 2018
Karnataka govt formation: Yeddyurappa turns tail, but Congress basks in victory that doesn't belong to itAfter being Karnataka's chief minister for two action-packed days, BJP's BS Yeddyurappa decided to hang his boots instead of facing a floor test on Saturday. It was like a batsman, facing a tough asking rate in the last overs, retiring hurt instead of taking the incoming ball.
May 18, 2018
Karnataka polls: SC ruling to rush through floor test makes it tough for Yeddyurappa, but why is BJP so frantic?The three judges of the Supreme Court had no choice on Friday other than to advance the deadline for BJP’s one-day-old Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.
May 17, 2018
Supreme Court’s directive means BS Yeddyurappa must hasten his buying of MLAs, but he may buy time insteadBS Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as BJP's chief minister on Thursday morning, must expedite his shopping for MLAs. That is if he hasn’t already finished with it already, which is unlikely
May 16, 2018
Karnataka election results: Whoever forms next govt, verdict was rebuff of Congress' divisive politics, cheap populismThe last hasn’t been heard of the political circus in Karnataka. In fact, it’s just beginning.
May 14, 2018
Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah's Dalit CM remark may be ploy to cement Congress' options in case of hung AssemblyAll possibilities still exist in Karnataka: A majority for either Congress or BJP, a hung Assembly or a coalition between either of the two main parties and JD(S).
May 10, 2018
Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: Four electoral trends emerging from state as Congress, BJP, JD(S) battle it outAs Karnataka's voters go to polls on Saturday, to choose between BJP, Congress and JD(S), it's worth pondering over how four past trends will play out.
May 08, 2018
Karnataka polls: JD(S) cuts expectations as HD Kumaraswamy switches from CM probable to kingmakerScaling down his expectations, HD Kumaraswamy now maintains that he would ally with another party on one condition that it must implement the election manifesto of JD(S).