It's the kind of popularity every political leader yearns for. But it seldom happens that all these traits are bestowed singularly upon one individual. Karnataka chief minister S.M. Krishna is one of those rarely blessed personalities.
His appeal, it seems, is universal - well-liked by the rustic as well as by the urbane. He is a leader who's not tainted by blemishes of moral turpitude or brazen deeds of favouritism. And that is precisely why he has the moral courage to unabashedly ask political foes to pitch in for accelerating the mechanism of development. It has taken Krishna eight months to express each of these attributes in their entirety.