There is yet another major setback to the grand old party of India. After Karnataka, the crisis in Goa Congress also deepened on Thursday where 10 party legislators out of a total of 15 MLAs split vertically and announced their merger with the BJP.
Infuriated by this move of the breakaway faction of the party, Congress has threatened to mull legal options and take the rebel group to court. If the party takes this course, the crisis in Goa is likely to escalate.
As usual, Congress is blaming the BJP for this crisis. Party has already said that BJP is behind the crisis in Karnataka also which is poaching its MLAs to topple the coalition govt.
Refuting this claim BJP has said that the policies of Congress are responsible for this spate of resignations and internal revolt. Congress is crumbling under its own weight.
On the other hand crisis in Karnataka too further deepened on Thursday as two senior ministers tendered their resignations from the membership of state assembly thus increasing the total strength of the rebel camp to 16.
Meanwhile, the luxury hotel in Mumbai, where the rebel legislators are holed up, has been turned into a fort and security has been tightened. The former PM H.D. Devegowda has criticized the govt. for not letting D.K. Shiv Kumar enter the hotel.
It seems Congress is facing a Natural Calamity these days. Its second defeat in Lok Sabha elections in a row has triggered nationwide rebellion and dissidence in its rank and file.
This situation also puts a question mark on the future of unnatural experiments such as a coalition govt. without a mandate. Such experiments in erstwhile Chandrashekhar and Vajpayee’s minority governments also did not work and finally collapsed.