Even as we speak, the Congress-JDS alliance government in Karnataka hangs by a thread. 12 more MLAs of the combine quit today, taking the number to 13 over the last few days. A couple more and the game could be up for the grand old party in Karnataka. The chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is in on family visit abroad and is landing only tomorrow morning could be in for a rude shock. But the ongoing crisis in Karnataka is also the larger manifestation of a leaderless congress party.