Crystal Ball/K N Rao
Deve Gowda will have to step down as prime minister
The Hindu New Year started on April 7. We in Delhi are witnessing
a lion (Kesri) roaring at the landlord (Gowda). Everyone is wondering
what will happen! I have already answered this question on December
28, in the article titled 'It is only the fallen that rise'.
Let me reproduce part of it here:
Hence, I will not make any prediction. But Mercury clearly
indicates that the Congress has a good chance of forming the government
at the centre. Further analysis of the horoscope show that manoeuvres
will take shape by February 27. Till then, Prime Minister Deve
Gowda can hope that the costly yagna he is performing will
consolidate his position. But how is he sure that the gods will
be pleased so easily? For the fall of the Deve Gowda government
during the budget session and the rise of Congress are clearly
visible. As they say in Delhi, 'It is only the fallen that rise.
It is also a battle of sevens. Prime Minister Deve Gowda lives
at 7, Race Course, and Congress president Sitaram Kesri at 7,
Purana Qila, which literally means 'old fort'. Kesri, who has
always been always midway between a frontranker and backbencher,
has excellent chances of becoming prime minister. This was something
I had already predicted in December, despite the fact that I did
not have the horoscope of either Kesri or Deve Gowda. The nation's
horoscope indicates that the time has come for that odd political
creature, the 13-legged government.
I am sure the present government will collapse. I had predicted
that, after February 27, the Congress would create problems. The
Congress behaved to pattern and I added a new word to my Urdu
vocabulary - dasta-bardari (dast means hand and
bardari means withdrawal. Dasta also means loose
motions, which could be something the UF is presently suffering
Detailed analyses for the Hindu new year can be given later. But
I would, for the present, like to make a reference to two very
significant factors. Mars, the king of the year, is retrograde
in lagna, which indicates a year of violence and epidemics.
Sun, the prime minister of the year, is in the eighth house and
is close to both Saturn and Venus. It definitely means change
of prime ministers. Somewhere in all this, a mighty woman (Venus)
is shaking the throne of the Prime Minister Deve Gowda.
Astrologically, the crucial dates in April are 11 (Venus transits),
15 (Mercury retrogrades) and 27 (Mars directs). It appears that
some kind of compromise formula will emerge on April 11. As a
result, Deve Gowda will find himself less shaky. However, the
new year's horoscope shows a change of government. Hence, he will
have to step down.
I don't know who will succeed him. But it is a strong astrological
possibility that the Congress will dominate a coalition government
at the Centre and achieve its three objectives -- of ousting Deve
Gowda, averting a mid-term poll and preventing the BJP from capturing
power. To achieve it, the party will remain divided internally
but united outwardly.
Sharad Pawar will slowly forge ahead in his bid to outmanoeuvre
Kesri. I could be more confident if I had Kesri's horoscope. Yet,
looking at the Congress horoscope, I will give him an edge in
this internal struggle.
The BJP still has an excellent chance since a couple of parties
might be willing to team with them and form the government. Yet,
it appears to be a case of reaching the threshold and not entering
the hall of power.
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