ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Out of Favour WHAT is surprising is not that S Banga- rappa has been forced to resign as chief minister, but that he remained in office so long. His two years have probably been the most eventful reign for any chief minister in Karnataka in recent years. He led a charmed life, sailing from crisis to crisis, mostly of his own making. In the end he perhaps dug his own political grave. For although it would be nice to believe that the central leadership of the Congress(I) acted boldly after carefully examining the reportedly 2000-odd pages of evidence submitted to it, the truth was that Bangarappa had to go because he had become a political liability.

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