In became clear when he asked his comrades Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and others to consider leaving the political pact.
Karpal is a lawyer and very intelligent. He noticed that DAP is strong in the Penang State Government. Even without Parti Keadilan Rakyat and PAS, the party is capable to stand on its own.
This applies well in Perak. If DAP leaves the pact, it will become the party with most seats in the state. That's why he was angry with the Sultan of Perak that he dared to challenge His Royal Highness to the High Court.
And today, Karpal described Anwar as not fit to head Pakatan Rakyat as his 'bad crossover idea' has cost the PR its state government. Looking anguish and dejected, Karpal said: "I have been holding on to my patience for too long now...".
Karpal, however, issued warning to those who logded police reports against him that they were 'going to get it' from him? Who's getting it from him? Getting what? A spank on the butt?