Mamata’s Pullout: UPA II Govt in Danger?
TNI Bureau: After Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee’s pullout from the UPA II Government last night, the Congress finds itself in a tight spot. If we exclude the parties such as Samajwadi Party, BSP and RJD, which are supporting the government from outside, the UPA Government is in a minority with 254 MPs. Trinamool has 19 MPs in Lok Sabha.
The DMK has also put the government on notice by supporting the opposition-sponsored Bharat Bandh on September 20. The party 18 MPs in Lok Sabha. The Samajwadi Party is also not happy with the government on diesel price hike and FDI in multi-brand retail. If DMK and Samajwadi Party decide to withdraw support to the UPA, then the government will collapse.
Even parties like BJD and TRS may not come to the rescue of the government, as they are fighting against the Congress in their own states. The Left parties still remember the snub given by the Congress in 2008. They won’t want to be seen with a government, which has become a sinking boat in current political scenario.