Congress-Trinamool alliance on shaky ground?

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  1. S.A.T.A

    S.A.T.A Senior Member Senior Member

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    Congress-Trinamool alliance on shaky ground?

    Kolkata: The Congress-Trinamool alliance in West Bengal is on shaky ground. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee threatened to go it alone after the West Bengal Congress Chief's scathing attack on the TMC in the Congress plenary session.
    Some local Congress leaders are also against a grand alliance with the Trinamool Congress in the upcoming assembly elections.

    Mamata Banerjee is not willing to budge an inch. The big question is whether the Congress high command in Delhi will buy the views of their local leadership after the June debacle in the civic polls in West Bengal.

    The resounding victory of the Trinamool Congress in the municipal elections in June and near decimation of their ally Congress ensured temporary silence from Congress leaders in Bengal.

    But on Sunday, at the Congress plenary in New Delhi, that code was broken. Former Union Minister Priyaranjan Das Munshi's wife Deepa launched a scathing attack on Trinamool, accusing Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee of running a disrespectful alliance.

    Trinamool retailiated on Monday, after a core committee meeting of the party in Kolkata threatening to go alone.

    The statistics are stacked in the favour of Trinamool right now. In the civic elections, dubbed as a semi-final to next year assembly polls, Trinamool inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruling Left Front.

    Riding the winds of political change, Trinamool's gains also left ally Congress insignificant. The Congress which had decided to field candidates in all seats after local leaders objected to seat-distribution formula by Trinamool.

    Political equations have substantially changed in Bengal in the last four years. The Trinamool has a clear upper-hand and after the disastrous municipal elections, it will be upto the Congress high command to decide whether they accept the small number of seats that Mamata banerjee doles out to them.
     
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    S.A.T.A Senior Member Senior Member

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    If CBI's investigation into the 2G scam goes so far as charge sheeting A Raja,MK will have no option but to withdraw support to the UPA.Mamata Banerjee is perhaps already feeling congress led UPA,post 2G scam, is a burden that can spoil its hard earned recent gains in west Bengal,with the Left front already oiling its gun barrels as the election for the WB assembly approaches,and with corruption likely to be their favorite poll plank,Ms Banerjee cant afford to keep company with UPA.........

    Arun jaitley was probably right when he stated that UPA was on its last legs,we are probably headed for early elections.
     
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    Mamata is like a tiger and riding a tiger is not a great idea for the rider in this case the congress.Mamata,Jayalalithaa and Mayawathi will be a great nemesis to the congress party.Mamata neither needs the congress nor the left its the other way round.Once Trinamool alliance is broken its firewroks for congress.Karunanidhi is already pissed about congress
     
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    Sonia Gandhi will regret the day she isolated Jaganmohan Reddy and threw him out listening to the useless 'seniors' in congress.Most congress leaders in AP cannot even win their own MLA seat .The death of YSR is the death of congress hegemony to win 2014 elections
     
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    Coming to think of it the......2G-scam has provided fodder for Jholawallahs in Bengal to attack Mamata as she is a partner in the UPA.This might be too much for Mamata as she is not involved in it intresting...How will Mamata get a clean image... just by withdrawing from the co-alition the UPA and contesting on her own..
     
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    While the contest in West Bengal will be by and large between the TMC and CMP led left,Congress can play spoil sport depending on who it is aligned with or against,as the case might be.Congress,TMC and Left have gone all out to woo the Muslim voters(which is significant)...TMC would be banking on Congress-TMC-Left splitting Muslim votes in certain key districts in the eastern districts and hope the three way split would benefit the TMC,which is one reason why TMC would be unwilling to break the alliance anytime soon(Bihar is a shining example of the three way split benefits the leading party)

    However if the spectrum scam deteriorates any further,if the price of vegetables and other edible commodities continue to climb,not to mention the increase in the fuel prices,all these things could become issues which the left front will use to whip Mamatha and TMC.Mamatha might be called to take a decision sooner than later.
     
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    Mamata has created a political space for herself in WB, where Congi had been a failure since 1977. If Congi wants a slice of the cake, it can come only from her, none else. And she, of course, will be reluctant about this. Like any regional satarap, she is not too comfortable about Big Brothers, BJP or Congi.
     
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    Mamata came out of Cong............allied with BJP.........again allied with Cong........then again allied with BJP ...........and then came back to join UPA.

    She wae railway minister in NDA government too........now holding the same post in UPA....Many proinent leaders like Sudip Banerjee , Subrata Mukherjee has been moved between Cong and TMC several times.......

    It is allience with Cong - the secret of her success in last election. If anti-CPM vote gets devidedbetween TMC and Cong .............it is the CPM who will have last laugh.....

    In my opinion...my cook will make a better CM than Mamata............
     
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