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Shah-Kumaraswamy’s Behind The Scenes

The game of politics is seeing twists and turns every other day.


The game of politics is seeing twists and turns every other day. Every move is calculative, timely. As the calendar turned pages to 2018, BJP somehow managed to hoist its flags over 18 states. With this, BJP high-commands are eager to ignite their 2019 ambitions from the turf of Karnataka by scoring a win here and adding another state to their kitty.

Going by the sources, a few days ahead of the big voting day, a Supreme Court lawyer reached Mumbai with JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy out of the blue. In a Kandivali situated apartment (supposedly of Amit Shah’s) a pithy meet was held between Kumaraswamy and BJP president Amit Shah. In the meeting, it was decided that wherever BJP has a weak base in Karnataka, like Old Mysore’s Hassan and Chamarajanagar, JD(S) will be backed. Support will also be extended to JD(S) in areas which have Muslim or Dalit majorities and after the poll results are declared, JD(S) will have to return the favour to BJP by helping them form a government in the state.

The saffron party’s ‘Chanayakya’ has made a double-sided approach in his political tactics this time and made sure that no matter which side the coin flips, the BJP lotus surely blooms.