Bric a Brac

Thakur Gang of Four

caste adhesive

The past month saw some hectic activity in Uttar Pradesh, with the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at the ntre unsuccessfully trying to get the Mulayam Singh Yadav regime dismissed and President’s Rule imposed. Relations between the UPA’s chief constituent, the Congress, and the Samajwadi Party have never been cordial and he Congress clamoured for President’s Rule following the discovery of human skeletons in Nithari in Noida, Uttar radesh. But the party’s lack of understanding of Thakur politics stood exposed.

Its chief coalition ally, the CPI(M), opposed any such dismissal but BJP president Rajnath Singh declared his party would support Central rule if the Congress were really serious. The Congress’ lack of strength in the Assembly was a factor and BJP support was crucial. But wily Mulayam got his party secretary, Amar Singh, to convince BJP leader Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in a Thakur-to-Thakur talk that it was quite unnecessary for the saffron party to up the ante at a time when its prospects had started looking up in UP and that the Congress would never return the favour. Shekhawat then sounded party colleague Jaswant Singh and the Thakurfoursome of Shekhawat, Amar, Jaswant and Rajnath reached a compromise.

Vol 1,Issue 1 | April 2007

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

To Top
Latest Articles
close slider

Lastest Articles

 
From the Editor : Anil Tyagi
 
Corruption : From Raj to Rafale 2 – The Thug of Bombay
 
IL&FS SCAM : Ravi Parthasarathy : The New Robber Baron
 
Cover Story : The House of Cards Ravi Built
 
Governance : Massive Army, Miniscule Spending
 
Governance : UN-MADE IN INDIA
 
Governance : An army of scare crows
 
Governance : Short sighted smugness
 
Governance : Oil & Gas-Why settle for ‘Sell in India’, when you can ‘Make in India!’
 
Governance : ROYALTY ‘Rules’
 
First Stirrings : Black thunder, silver lightning
 
Bric a brac : Dil hai ki…
 
Bric a brac : Electoral master plan
 
Bric a brac : Anti-Rafale axis of power
 
Bric a brac : From Dubai with love
 
By the way : CBI; ragging parrot
 
By the way : Raju, Russia and Rafale
 
By the way : RBI in GST cauldron
 
By the way : From Colonel to Major General