The BJP for the first time in the history of south India had emerged victorious in the Karnataka Assembly elections of 2008 kindling much hopes and aspirations. But during the past five years the state saw three chief ministers. One of these rebelled against the party and formed his own party. The BJP government which is neck deep in scams and controversies is sure to gift victory to the Congress.
The BJP had won in 110 Assembly constituencies last time and it would be a big achievement if at all it wins in at least half of the constituencies which it had won last time. The Congress had won in 65 constituencies last time and pre-poll surveys say that the Congress would once again rise to power with a majority this time.
As per the exit poll conducted by a news channel in December 2012, the Congress would win 115 seats in the state. But a survey conducted by a national level daily states that the Congress would win 133 and the BJP 63 seats. Yet another survey also predicted 100 seats for the Congress.
If the Congress banking upon the survey results and is hoping a win, the BJP is hoping for some miracle to help it win. There is no denying that if at all the BJP bites the dust, then none else but the party itself is to be blamed. Whoever from the Congress who rises to the post of CM should thank the BJP for the same.
The administration under the BJP rule under Yeddyurappas chief ministership was quite satisfactory. But everything turned topsy turvy after Yeddyurappas name was figured in the Lokayukta report. Since then the state saw two other CMs and Yeddyurappa who became unwanted by his own party quit the party to form his KJP.
Though the Congress leaders are claiming that their party will win a majority , several of them are aware that there would be a coalition government. Former CM Krishna while speaking during an interview had said the possibilities of the Congress securing a clear majority were less. The Congress will be left with no option but to enter into an alliance with some other party.
The JD(S) which is strong in a select districts is likely to be the kingmaker in the government in the event of it winning a few seats.
The surveys, exit polls and political analysis clearly indicate that the Congress may form the government after winning a majority. Beyond doubt if the Congress wins, then it is clearly a gift of the BJP.