I have lived the bulk of my life in Kerala, but I have spent the last three years of my life in Karnataka. Both states have a lot in common. Blessed by nature with greenery, plenty of water and frequent fights with TN over water! 😛
But the biggest similarity is with the politicians..
In Kerela there is a father son duo who are hated more than liked; Karnatak too possess one.
In Kerala, the father is known by the name of Leader among his followers, but the common man in the state know him by the name of K Karunakaran. He has a good for nothing son called K Muralidharan.
Getting to Karnataka… The father is known by the name of ex-prime minister but the people here call him Deva Gowda.
He too has a son with great political ambitions and his name is HD Kumaraswamy.
What else do Karunakaran and Gowda have in common?
Both wanted to become PM of India (Karunakaran didn’t make it.. Gowda did )
Both of them have ruled a state as CM (Karunakaran managed it thrice)
Both managed to split the party (Karunakaran initiated the spilt and formed DIC(K) 😀 Gowda lead the party after the spit)
Both used to be a part of Congress once upon a time!
Gowda was blamed for poor show of JD(S) in the recent election. tie up with Karunakaran’s (party) DIC(K) was blamed for the failure of Cong in the past election!
Both of them are ‘popular’ for heir ability to topple governments
Karunakaran is now sidelined and his word is given no priority… If Gowda continues with his antics I will have one more similarity to add to the list!
PS: On a lighter note.. I dont know who gave the great idea to call a political party DIC(K).. it stands for Democratic Indira Congress(Karunakaran)! But I guess the politicians behind didn’t think much about the acronym and it’s meanings!