Who will gain sympathy? Congress or BJP?

Who will gain sympathy? Congress or BJP?

The battle for CMship in Karnataka has become too tricky.  Hours after BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the CM, Congress Party has said that he is going to be a 1-day CM.  "And half the day is already over," Randeep Surejawala today remarked.  

The big question, however, is - who will gain the maximum mileage and who will end up earning public wrath after all this?  Already, horse-trading and charges of the BJP buying MLAs from rival parties for Rs. 100 crores each have severely dented its image.  It's visible on social media.  Is this good for a party that will seek a huge mandate in 2019 LS elections?  Machiavellian politics don't affect the choices of rural voters, but many sections of urban voters could punish the saffron party.

Given this, will the Congress party gain sympathy?  Maybe not in Karnataka.  For it has been seen as a desperate party shamelessly bowing down to JDS's demands.