In the just concluded yearly celebrations of the UPA -2, almost everything went well apart from one alliance partner who is certainly not in good mood to celebrate. The reasons for his discontent are multifarious but at the same time puritanical. One can but assume why he is riding two boats at the same time, by supporting the UPA government at the centre and keeping at bay the “Communal Forces” which play havoc and are disastrous for nationalism. All this looks like a sham, in today’s world of cut throat politico – economic competition, one cannot recite an old trumpet and carry on supporting a government mired by corruption and political scandals. In the upcoming elections, the electorate (mind it we are adding 12 million new generation voters who shall be casting their maiden votes in upcoming 2014 general elections) are prudent enough to weigh out whether they want the communal forces at the centre running a corrupt free, people centric and economics savvy government or corruption infested government riddled with trauma of policy paralysis.
In the recent past , there have been an acerbic war of words and political bickering between the Congress stalwarts (the most profound and vocal interpreter of Mr Mulayam Singh’s policies is his former friend and party politician Mr Beni Prasad Verma) and Samajwadi Party members, which has lead to constrained confidence between the two alliance partners. In a recent verbose, when asked about his government’s functioning and the crime statistics in Uttar Pradesh, quick was his reply, the benchmark was set against Delhi Government and an elusive comparison was made with respect to the number of rapes and other atrocious acts against women. He quickly forgets the numeric’s of UP, where there has been spurt of rapes and political killings not to forget the horrendous slaughter of UP deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haque.
So what stops the SP stalwart from withdrawing support from the UPA-2 regime and there are number of factoids which come to mind to ponder. First and fore mostly, as also analyzed by most psephologists, that if Samajwadi Party withdraws, support and an early elections are dawned upon the nation, it will not be in a good position to cash the political turmoil, and second equally important reason for Mr Mulayam Singh to not withdraw support is a political compulsion whose noose is with the Congress. He has multiple cases pending in various CBI courts and that is the biggest catch congress has of him, if he ever tries to withdraw support, the CBI (already termed as a caged parrot in the hands of Government, by the Supreme Court!), would be after erstwhile political career. The same tactics congress is playing with Bahujan Samaj Party president Ms Mayawati. Congress government is walking on two crutches namely Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ms Mayawati and these are two political alliances which are bounded by their own faults.
So when Mr Mulayam Singh argues as a bespoke politician, that his support for the government is in public’s interest and he is doing service to the nation by keeping communal forces at bay, be rest assured, the shrewd politician is certainly buying time for his own political coronation and strengthening his ties with other upcoming alliances, such as the third front or may be BJP ( don’t forget he praised the style and functioning of Mr L.K Advani, as an astute politician), let’s hope that his support next time goes to these political combinations and he makes himself free of all the economic and political cases which the CBI is probing against him in all earnest!!!
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