Mulayam to Rescue Both N-Deal and UPA Government
Filed Under: Opinion, Politics | Posted: 06/30/2008 at 10:03PM
Comments | Region: India
Congress is buzzing with new enthusiasm with the arrival of Amar Singh from US, today. He has made his stand clear, ‘National crisis does not belong to politics…if the prime minister wants (us) to engage in discussion, it is not wrong to talk(to him)’. Amar has, apparently, started a negotiation with Congress. He met Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee on 30th June at night and had discussions with him for about 35 minutes.
Mulayam, in spite of his talks with CPI(M) leadership, appears in no mood to oblige the left. All these four years he has been dumped by the UPA and the left were unable to clinch participation of Mulayam and his Samajwadi Party (SP) in the Government formation for which Mulayam was too eager. Had the left backed the SP whole-heartedly at that time, Congress was bound to accommodate Mulayam in the Central cabinet.
Now it is the turn of Mulayam to put himself in certre-stage of Indian Politics and for good reason too.
SP and Congress both have a common enemy in UP and that is Mayawati. If they come closer to counter Mayawati of BSP in general election, both are likely to be benefited. Additionally, with the support from SP and its satellite groups, having about 44 MPs, the UPA government is likely to survive full term. In that event, Mulayam and Amar Singh, both may be accommodated in cabinet for the remaining period giving them national exposure and a role, prior to parliamentary elections.
Obviously the way the Congress and SP are moving, it appears that N-Deal would be through sooner than later and the goverment too would survive and complete its five year term in the new scenario.