Thursday, April 30, 2009

PM by Chance..!

By Siddu Kaloji
Being failed to build an alternative front to UPA and NDA, left parties seems to be started to play a new game of politics.

By floating the name of Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury for the post of Prime Minister, CPM trying to seek reactions of other regional parties, which are not part of any fronts so far. The role of left and their friend’s is very crucial in case of both Congress led UPA and BJP led NDA fall short of the majority.

History tells us that left always preferred to play back door politics in the national level. In 1996, when BJP and Congress failed to secure the required number of seats to form a government at the Centre, left parties played a key role in carving the third front with regional allies. But, veteran CPM leader Joythi Basu rejected the offer of allies to accept the post of PM. Then, left parties extended outside support to H. D. Devegowda, unknown to national politics as Prime Minister.

In 2004, Left supported the Congress led UPA in the post poll alliance and stayed out of the government.

Since all pre poll surveys are predicted hung parliament at the centre, it is certain that left and other regional parties will play pivotal role in forming the government again. But, this point of time it is difficult to predict that who will become the PM of India.

There are many horses and dark horses are in the race. It is sure that more than ability and charisma many more calculations and formulas will be applied for making of the Prime Minister of India.
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