Black magic and Karnataka politics

The situation in Karnataka has taken a sinister turn. From today’s front page of the Deccan Herald:

Speaking to reporters, an emotional Yeddyurappa accused the JD(S) supremo of performing black magic for the past week or so and that he could sense that his life was under threat. “I am aware of the black magic that Gowda and his sons are performing… a plan has been hatched to finish me off. Many of his opponents have suffered this fate in the past and I could be the latest victim of Gowda’s black magic,” he said.

It is not clear if the magic being performed was learnt at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but all angles are being probed.

The recently-resigned former chief minister also said:

“I am not scared of my life… I am writing a will stating that there is a threat to my life and if any unforeseen incidents happens then Gowda and his sons will be responsible for them,” he added.

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

—Updated: 22-Nov-2007—

Make of this what you will, but this article is a follow-up in the Herald to the story I linked to earlier.

Traces of black magic being performed were found at the Shikaripur helipad on Wednesday….

The point where helicopter is supposed to land has been covered with rangoli drawn from vermillion, mandala sketches, a lemon and a knife. As the premises are smeared with blood, the possibility of animal sacrifice is suspected. The cuffs of a shirt have also been found at the place, and BJP activists say that the shirt belonged to B S Yeddyurappa.

The article is titled Black magic at Shikaripur helipad

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