Mamata storms out of UPA, Congress' woes increase
Finally Mamata Banerjee has roared by withdrawing support from the Congress-led UPA government. But Congress strategists, it seems had already accounted for it and therefore, chances of midterm elections seems only blank.
THE UPA Government is in trouble after Mamata Banerjee
, Trinamool Congress chief withdrew her support to the Manmohan Singh
-led government on Tuesday. Whether or not government survives after Mamata’s move, has become a debatable topic across the nation.
According to numbers available, UPA needs majority mark of 272 parliament members to run the government but now it has 329 MPs with the support of Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, JD (S), Rashtriya Janata Party of Lalu Prasad Yadav
and Karunanidhi’s DMK party.
After Trinamool withdrew the support the UPA numbers have come down to 310. If Samajwadi and Bahujan Samajwadi Party also withdraw the support it will further come down to 267. Then the magic number of 272 will be lost.
The question is whether all these parties will withdraw the support or not? Mulayam Singh Yadav of Samajwadi and Mayawati of Bahujan Samajwadi Party are well known for their selfish political moves and they may not sail with the angry woman Mamata Banerjee because they are not as pure as her.
Anyhow the Manmohan Singh government has landed in trouble and one is not sure whether he would dare to go for mid-term elections. Besides Chidambaram has made it clear that no rollback on diesel or gas prices is possible.