Is India heading towads mid term polls? Looks like things r slowly getting to an impasse as both Sonia and Karat are sticking to their stand on the nuclear issue.
For two parties fighting each other in state elections and sleeping together in the Centre was a political necessity considering their Suckularist credentials. There was constant bickering between the two bedfellows and serious differences cropped up from time to time. The nuke deal seems to be the gasolene that has fuelled the flames, and is the causa proxima.
First was the attempt to delay the Nuke deal by announcing the committee between congress and communists to discuss the deal to buy time, which was opposed by the opposition who preferred a JPC and hence it meant the shutdown of parliament indefinitely, if u understand how Indian democracy works.
Second was the lefts big march against the Naval exercises, and their open rhetoric of going public about the failings of the Congress upa govt.
Third the Upa loving Ibns opinion polls about Congress headed govt still getting a majority in case of a mid term poll and of communists taking a hit which would suit the congress, a fact that must have been already corroborated by internal intelligence reports, which most govts seek.
The consolidation of parites under an anti left plank in Bengal, including of course the vociferous Momota Di, and the third front being a non starter has also helped.
The fact that the party is preparing for mid term polls is also indicated by the blitzkrieg of govt adds that are starting to hit the screens on dd channels and news, glorifying acheivements and their yojanas etc.
They have also with undue haste launched yet another Rozgar guarantee yojana.
Lastly it is the apprehension and constant fears of the Congress that haunt the govt from make up its mind, due to the inflation and price rise of essential commodities which it has been unable to cap, and its populist policies not giving it substantial political dividends due to leakages as once famously mentioned by Rajiv Gandhi.
Plus the price of crude firm at around 75$ a barrel is not helping the oil cos who bear most of the subsidy burden who are beginning to feel the pain- thanks to govt diktats and would force a decision on the govt soon enough.
In case of a mid term poll the major looser would be the fringe allies like RJD and Dmk, which will have most to fear as they were enjoying largess of an extremely favorable central govt.