Vokkaliga curse returns to haunt Gowda

There seems to a taboo in the state of Karanataka when it comes to a Vokkaliga being the chief minister of the state. D V Sadananda Gowda is now the sixth Vokkaliga chief minister who could not complete his full term in the officer. Since 1956, no chief minister from this community has completed their five years. The other Vokkaliga chief ministers who could not compete their full tenure were Kengal Hanumanthaiah [Congress], was the chief minister of the old Mysore state from 30 March, 1952 to 19 August, 1956.

Kadidal Manjappa [Congress] was the chief minister of the old Mysore state for a short period, from 19 August  1956 to 31 October 1956.

H D Deve Gowda, [Janata Dal] who was the Chief Minister of the state from 1994 to 1996, could not complete his tenure as the United Front, chose him to be the Prime Minster of the country.
S M Krishna [Congress], however, almost completed his full term [from 1999 to 2004], as the Congress party went for an early polls.

H D Kumaraswamy [Janata Dal Secular], who was the chief minister in the JDS-BJP coalition government from February 2006 to October 2007 . He was in the chair for twenty months and his government collapsed after BJP withdrew support.

D V Sadananda Gowda [BJP], who was 26th chief minister from 4 August 2011 to 8 July 2012, could not complete the term as he was asked to resign by the BJP central leadership to address the infighting in Karnataka.

Meanwhile Congress called the appointment of Jagadish Shettar in the state as nothing but a cosmetic change by the party and said that this move will not improve the governance in the state. ‘Change of guard in Karnataka is victory of corruption and this  is only a cosmetic change, which will not bring any substantial improvement in governance.

The drama of Karanataka  that was going on has been only temporarily brought to an end with this change of Chief Minister. It will again begin  after three months as the new Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar will just be another puppet in someone else’s hands’ said B K Hariprasad Congress  general secretary.
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