Comments on: Out of the DMK frying pan and into Mamata’s fire for Congress Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: DaraIndia Sat, 12 Mar 2011 14:19:41 +0000 “With its two most powerful allies threatening cabinet resignations and offering no-compromise seat agreements within days of each other, perhaps ensuring the stability of the current government should be priority number one.”

The only thing that can be guaranteed is that there is absolutely no chance of the Centre falling apart on this issue. It was the DMK which gave in without a whimper not the Congress. However, it won’t be the same with Banerjee, she knows she is going to win and can call the shots and I am sure that eventually the Congress will accept her offerings.

This is simply hard bargaining before any election and reading too much into it is just filling up words and making copy.

More importantly, I would like the Bengal elections out of the way and Mamta crowned in Bengal. That will get her out of Delhi and maybe the nation will get a full time Railway minister. She has created a holy mess in Delhi and pity the guy who has to clean up after her. She has, however, made out a strong case of why coalitions should be discouraged. Gradually more and more people are beginning to realise this. Us non-Bengalis are thankful to her for having brought this to the surface.

By: SaikatDas Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:01:31 +0000 The local Congress leaders who have been clamouring for 70-90 seats are “pimps”, nurtured by CPM over years. Many of them have not even won elections! They are best fitted for giving sound bites only!
On the contrary, Mamata Banjernee has struggled a lot to reach the current level of politics, wherein she enjoys significant clot in Bengal state politics. In the last to last Parliament election when Trinamool had to face a drubbing even then, she was the only trinamool MP from West Bengal.
She rose from grassroots level and during the course of time, she has proved to be a matured politician.
This time, she has high chances of winning Bengal State Assembly. However, if she wins, her biggest challenge will be to maintain discipline in her party by creating a second-rung leadership!

By: amma Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:12:51 +0000 Its going to be fun.. Congress will be humiliated by Mamata if they demand like what they did for DMK.
DMK is licking the wounds after 2G scam DMK so only they succumbed to congress demands.
Wait and watch – DMK will hit back at congress with vengence if they get absoulte majority in TN elections.

By: Ranjudavis Wed, 09 Mar 2011 07:17:33 +0000 Congress & BJP please stop depending on local parties for winning elections. You both are the only National Party contest the elections seperatley.

How long do you think the public will keep anyone of you out of power.I would say maximum 1 term not more than that.

The people of India have started to realise it better to count on a National party who considers India as whole while making polices than a government with allicances of Local parties who take advantage of the situation,which give the Local party who thinks their state is where India Begins and End.

Be Bold face the elections contest in all seats as congress or BJP dont depend on the Local parties.