Goodbye YSR

Congress has lost yet another promising leader in an accident. Well, another helicopter crash and another name to the list of people who went down crashing. Sad and bad that with all the hi-tech gizmo’s we still cannot avoid an incident like this. The former Lok Sabha Speaker GMC Balayogi, Madhavrao Scindia, Aaj Tak Correspondent Ranjan Jha are some of the names that I remember now, people who died in a similar way. Great people whose lives were cut short by a crash.

Dal badal or horse trading?

Some Congress and JD (S) MLAs in Karnataka have joined BJP in the last few days. Obviously they would have been offered a good packaged deal. Normally horse trading happens when there is a crisis in the government but in normal circumstances, this is surprising! They should remember that they were elected by the people on the basis of the party they represented. They are now betraying those who voted them to the Vidhan Soudha. But who cares? These opportunists should be banned from even contesting elections again and the Election Commission should recover the cost of conducting the by-election from them. Is anyone listening?