the Yechury faction
on January 11, 2018

the Yechury faction managed to score a crucial away goal by forcing the politburo to stop short of formally restricting the Bengal CPIM from continuing its "joint struggle to restore democracy" in Mamata Banerjee’s state. When it comes to political survival, The commission ruled that the school was “answerable”. The writer retired as a rear admiral from the Indian navy [email protected]? As one difference after another unfoldedthe play of politics charted its own course The party was forced to change its chief minister last year and a split in the party was openly visible The events of the last few days are a clear reflection of the widening gulf within the party between the supporters of former CM BS Yeddyurappa and those against him The government and governance in the state seem to be in a hopeless drift The ruling party faces a situation in which its former CM is openly attacking his hand-picked successor The central leadership does not wish to precipitate matters by taking any drastic action The cynic would aver that it is not a question of not wanting to but of not being able to take decisive steps A CM has to run the government with a set of colleagues who are openly opposed to his leadership This clearly reflects the state of affairs in the ruling party Leaders seem to be getting away with patently anti-party statements and activities Last yearafter agonisingly long negotiationsthe BJP central leadership was able to secure the resignation of Yeddyurappa The former CM ensured that a person of his choice succeeded him The council of ministers remained largely unchanged The new CMSadananda Gowdapreferred not to contest a direct election to enter the legislative assembly but to take the legislative council route This weakened his political clout within the party Under his leadershipthe party lost a crucial assembly by-election and he was not able to ensure that the Lok Sabha seat he vacated was retained by the party The new CM gradually distanced himself from his mentor and this led to a realignment of forces within the party Two camps clearly emerged the pro-Yeddyurappa camp and the others A helpless central leadership was unable to stem the infighting With the state assembly elections due in a yearthe BJP faces an uphill task Yeddyurappa seems keen to provoke the BJP leadership to take action against him so that he can play the political martyr in the next assembly polls His supporters seem unsure as to how far they can push their dissidence Yeddyurappa is aware that his support amongst legislators will dwindle dramatically if he chooses to leave the party As a resultmany of the present moves by the Yeddyurappa camp are aimed at ensuring the protection of their interests within the party Their leaderhoweverseems to be getting increasingly impatient and is spoiling for a political fight Howeverthe history of Karnatakas electoral politics shows that the electorate has never favoured a third force The CMmeanwhilefinds himself in the unenviable position of having to seek the support of the party central leadership for any move It seems clear that in the run-up to the electionsthis rift within the party will only widen Factionalism is now out in the open There is no evidence of any effort by the central leadership to bring together the two factions and project a picture of unity The party seems reconciled to making the best of one more year in power Being a ruling partyit allows for the distribution of spoils of office Strategising for the next election can surely wait The party seems to have neither the time nor the inclination to think of the next election Day-to-day survival seems to be top priority The Congress clearly senses an advantage in the coming assembly polls Given the state of the BJP and the record of its governmentit could well be a political climate that will work to their advantage Howeverthe record of the Congress in Karnataka shows that it has the skill of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory In the pastit has often managed to defeat itself While the party has made a concerted effort to demonstrate a show of unitythis has still to be reflected in the behaviour of its senior leaders There are too many claimants for a chief ministership after an election that is yet to be won Given the trend across the countryit may be a good idea for the Congress to declare its chief ministerial candidate and get the party solidly behind that leader In the pastwhen the high command declared its chief ministerial candidatethe campagin acquired clear direction and there was visible enthusiasm among party workers It would give them an advantage in preparation for the polls The JD(S) is watching from the sidelines and hoping to fish in the troubled political waters Their strategy seems to be to hope for an assembly next year where no party has a clear majority and their numbers in the House allow them to play the kingmaker In the run-up to the assembly pollsthe moves made by major political players will be crucial in deciding and defining the electoral verdict The state is bound to witness a year of hecticpulsating and riveting political activity The writer is directorCentre of Research in Social Sciences and EducationBangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News in December 2015.

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