I feel sorry that we have lost in Karnataka. But I am not surprised. The surprise would have been if we had won.
As it is, I think the Karnataka results have a profound lesson for the BJP. In a way it has a lesson also for the Congress. The common lesson for both of us is : let’s not take the common man for granted. He himself may occasionally deviate from the norms of ethical conduct, but he does feel extremely angry when he sees those at the helm of national affairs behaving immorally. This is the principal reason why there is such intense allergy towards politicians generally nowadays.
If corruption provokes indignation in Bangalore, why would it not cause the same feeling in New Delhi?