Seen mostly sitting quiet in Parliament and reading from a sheet when required to, who would have expected Sonia Gandhi to react aggressively to L.K.Advani’s comment on the government’s role in Assam violence !L.K.Advani the veteran opposition leader was forced to take back his ‘illegitimate’ remark on the UPA 2 Govt after Sonia Gandhi , for the first time ever, aggressively reacted to the remark !
Well, seems she has become possessive towards her party after being involved for decades now ! Live telecast of Parliament is as exciting and thrilling as a cricket match or WWE wrestling! One can easily spend time getting quality entertainment when half the elderly crowd there behaves like small kids in a classroom without the teacher ! 😀 In fact, they do not eve listen to the teacher (the speaker) who seems to be the most helpless person on earth , requesting unruly crowd to calm down , sit down and allow others to speak.
BJP the major opposition party is struggling for a leader with L.K Advani, Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari being three bosses running in their own directions and to add on NDA ally party JD(U)’s Nitish Kumar is also hopeful of being the candidate and he has been constantly discouraging Narendra Modi’s candidature ! It looks like a rat race so far !
Yeddyurappa has praised Pranab Mukherjee considering him best suited for the President’s post and also requested his own party supported candidate, P A Sangma to accept defeat and avoid going to Supreme Court to appeal against Pranab Mukherjee.Interestingly, BJP has been left red-faced after there has been cross-voting from Karnataka in favour of Pranab ! Is this Yeddyurappa’s way of showing discontentment towards his own party ? By the way, Who may be the cross voters ? 😉
Shiv Sena’s willingness to support Congress led UPA candidate,Pranab Mukherjee,in the Presidential Poll is believed to have been motivated by Congress’ offer to keep Narayan Rane, once in Shiv Sena and now in Congress (hence a friend turned foe) in check and minimize his opportunity to become Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Even in the last Presidential Poll, the Sena had supported UPA candidate ,Pratibha Patil claiming she was Marathi. In return,Narayan Rane who was a major contender for Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s post suddenly got sidelined. 🙂 . Well, thats what we call politics !
Dr Kalam conveyed his message of opting out from the President’s Poll to BJP Senior Leader, Lal Krishna Advani and this has left the NDA alliance in a fix. Dr Kalam was the only candidate the NDA was willing to build consensus on.Parties like Akalidal and JDU of the NDA are willing to support Pranab Mukherjee, the contestant from the UPA. Seems like there is no stopping for Pranab Mukherjee with Dr Kalam dropping the idea of contesting for the President’s Post.