A united opposition

Stunning blowback

Print edition : June 08, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during the BJP’s election committee meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi on April 4. Photo: PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing a news conference on May 19 after B.S. Yeddyurappa’s resignation, in New Delhi. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Members of Parliament (from left) Ashok Gehlot and Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress and H.N. Ananth Kumar and D.V. Sadananda Gowda of the BJP were present during the Assembly session in Karnataka on May 19. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

The BJP’s fiasco in Karnataka has not only diminished some of the aura around Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, but also shown up the opposition to be capable of standing together to resist subversion of democracy.

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