K’Taka sounds an alarm

The outcomes from the by-elections in the politically volatile Karnataka state have shown some bad signs for the NDA. And it goes without saying that the BJP top brass must read it minutely what went wrong. Assumed to be a BJP bastion so far the Bellary Lok sabha constituency has been nearly snatched from the BJP with a strong signal that people will not tolerate anything the politicians would force upon. Like the candidate J Shanta from the mine-scam tained family Reddys lost the Congress by over 2,43,000 votes. Out of the total five bypolls, the JD(S)-Congress combine has won in four and the BJP has been reduced to one that is Shivamoga from where son of former chief minister Yaduyurappa, B Y Raghavendra has won.