Mamta Banerjee, head of Trinamool Congress threats to withdraw support on Petrol hike as in the past CPM threatened on Nuclear-Deal. Could CPM’s threat give effect on the body of Congress? All know divide and rule policy of Congress and ‘Cash for vote’ scandals.
Will Trinmool withdraw its support? Will angry NCP and DMK withdraw support if Trinmool do so? CPM withdrew support then Samajwadi Party of Mulayam became ‘mulayam (soft)’ and supported Congress in the advice of Somnath Chatterjee who is waiting President.
Union Agriculture NCP leader Minister Sharad Pawar criticized UPA-II to launch a fresh salvo against the Manmohan Singh government. NCP leader told a newspaper that UPA-II was weak.
It is right to say: "Either Congress is feeling the heat of its allies or allies are feeling that they are sailing on a sinking boat,"
DMK is not hiding its anger. For what Karunanidhi is waiting? DMK leaders are in jail. Yesterday DMK MP Kanimozhi breaks down, asks journalists to leave her alone – Why the DMK suffering alone on corruption?
UPA allies, such as the DMK, NCP and National Conference, joined the anti-Centre chorus on yesterday, sending an already jittery Congress scurrying for cover
Congress, meanwhile, played down their opposition.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seemed unmoved by the rising clamor against the fuel hike. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the G-20 deliberations in Cannes, he said, "We must move in the direction of decontrolling more prices. I have no hesitation in saying markets must find their own levels."
Congress knows: none of the allies are engaging in brinksmanship by pulling out of the government or offering "outside support" - a favorite bargaining ploy - but feel strongly about softening the blow. Congress sources also feel that a part rollback is on the cards in view of political realities, with the Centre already under fire for price rise.
Congress think that it is an elephant and opposing parties are dogs to shout uselessly.
With petrol price rise, majority prefer diesel cars. But Congress is thinking to hike the diesel price also.: “Tu Daal Dal Main Paat Pat”
By Premendra Agrawal