Ok. So the results are in and BJP is gone.. According to my friend who has inside contacts, this is "good" in that it will help kar send BJP MPs next year (viewtopic.php?p=1448856#p1448856
My take is this, even if that is true, fact is Ka contributes only 28 seats. So even if BJP won all 28 (very unlikely), this doesn't speak for other states.
Secondly, this election has proven one thing - there is no "modi wave" as many of us had thought. I don't blame NM at all for this loss, contrary, without him, I suspect BJP would have been in 20s. Never the less, this has shown that internet voters are just that. They vote online and talk about corruption and everything. On the ground, its only the poor that vote and its only their needs that NM/BJP should address. Screw the middle class. Spending time on them is a waste as all they do is provide support online and talk of congi corruption but when it comes time to walk, they won't get off their @ss.
Third, this election has proven (re-proven actually, after UK, HP etc) that corruption isn't something that the average voter (i.e poor) cares about. As long as he gets his 10k, hes happy.. nation be damned. So only chance for BJP to win is if they pay out money to all these people.
In conclusion, there is gonna be UPA-3. Nothing anyone can do anything about.
I am not sure if there was "EVM magic" .. I wouldnt be surprised if there was but I don't think there was - otherwise how come noone ever complains, something this big has to have a leak somewhere, right?
Lastly, I wish my fellow kannadigas a good journey ahead. I hope this new govt gives the poor all the hardships you can imagine and make their life miserable. I hope they pay the price for this. This is what they deserve for voting in anti-nationals for a measly 10k.