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

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KARNATAKA-Saffronisation with Upper Castes Support

Saffronisation with Upper Castes Support Muzaffar Assadi THE results of 12th Lok Sabha election in Karnataka has brought both cheers and shocks. The ruling party, Janata Dal (JD) has been almost decimated although the Congress is still a force to reckon with for Ramkrishna Hegde it has been sweet revenge. Analysing BJP's victory thereby is not a matter of simple arithmetic. 'Chanakya' Hegde's philosophy of engineering lingayats, brahmins and the upper caste (LIBRA) combination has borne fruit. Other combinations Muslims, vokkaligas, other backward classes, and dalits (MOVD) have emerged weak.

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