By Chandra Mohan - Syndicate Features
So, another split in the Janata Dal (Secular)! But the â€˜Janataâ€™ family has become synonymous with splits and another rupture hardly causes any political ripples. A noticeable thing about the latest drama in the JD(S), however, is that it revolves round the president of the party, former prime minister, H. D. Deve Gowda, who runs the party unit in his home state, Karnataka, as his fiefdom. As is inevitable at the time of a split in a party, one group has expelled prominent members of the other and the rival camps have laid claim to be the â€˜realâ€™ party.