Missing chemistry

Print edition : April 26, 2019

BJP national president Amit Shah with BJP State party president B.S. Yeddyurappa (second, left), Bangalore South candidate Tejasvi Surya (right) and Tejaswini Ananth Kumar (left) in a road show at Banashankari in Bengaluru on April 2. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (right), Minister for Irrigation D.K. Shivakumar and the JD(S)-Congress candidate for Shimoga Madhu Bangarappa (left) at an election rally in Shivamogga on April 3. Photo: Handout E Mail

The logic of electoral arithmetic, which ought to have given the Congress-JD(S) combine a head start, is considerably weakened by the alliance’s failure to establish an ideological counter-narrative to the BJP.
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