BJP is enjoying the in-fighting in SP and BSP most

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Published on 29 Jun 2016 11:40 AM GMT

BJP is enjoying the in-fighting in SP and BSP most
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Lucknow: The in-fighting in the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party has come as an amusement to Bhartiya Janata Party which has been missing the fun after its Kairana bomb failed to explode. It only wishes that there is no change in the scenario till the coming elections in the state which is not far away, going by the statement of the chief minsiter Akhilesh Yadav in this regard.

Of two, the ruling Samajwadi party has made itself more laughable. A case in point is developments concerning Mafia-turned – politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Quami Ekta Dal. They have also made it amply clear that all is not well within the Yadav family.

A senior member of the party and uncle of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal Singh Yadav , is the main character in the story. It was he who brokered peace between the two parties and was instrumental in bring the two together.

It is not a secret any more because it was he who made the announcement about the merger at A press meet. Almost immediately there were stories on the internet that the chief minister is not happy with the decision. It went viral on the social media. The party boss in this case took his son's side. The damage-control began in right earnest.

It was announced, following his displeasure that that the party's decision is not "final" and that the parliamentary board will discuss the issue further and take a final call. It did not quieten the senior family member. Defending himself he said the decision was taken by the party supremo ,hoping that this will end the controversy . It did not. What happened in between the board’s meeting and Shivpal’s statement is also interesting.

A few hours before the meeting chief minister publicly expressed his anger over the issue . The occasion was a programme organised by a news channel. It is difficult to explain the hurry. He could have waited. Expectedly, merger was put off and the will of the chief minister prevailed. Clearly, Mulayam gave weight-age to his son and ignored the rest including his brother, leading to speculation of sour of relationship between two.

There is no thaw in the relationship so far, going by the fact that uncle did not attend an official function ( cabinet expansion). More is being read into it because another minister who was also instrumental was sacked and then taken back just a few days after the dismissal .

One of the stories in circulation in this connection is that Mulayam has tried to project his son and put brother in a poor light . This may be helpful to him during and after the assembly polls in the state.

Whatever explanation is given by the father -son duo , in this case Mulayam has favoured his son and embarrassed his brother. The motive behind may be different from what has been suspected by some.

Looked at it from a different angle the de-merger is a good decision for those who would like to keep the tainted people away from politics. But in practice every political party prefer them for the reason of winnability. The party may also go for them and that should not surprise any one.

Understandably Mukhtar's younger brother took it seriously and has threatened that the party will take a revenge in the eastern part of the state where he has larger pockets of influence . What has hurt him most is that his image is not like that of his brother. Still he was not allowed to join the party.

Developments in the Bahujan Samaj Party has been as bizarre. They too have given reasons to the BJP to smile. Almost suddenly a senior member of the party, Swami Prasad Maurya ,announced resignation from it., levelling all kinds of charges against party chief Mayawati. Many were taken by surprise as there was a little hint, if any, that he would take such a step.

What followed was equally detestable. Mayawati matched words with words in attacking him. Personal allegations travelled thick and fast. Washing dirty linen in public is as dirty as the linen. But the present day politicians have a different take on it. It has become a rule, rather than an exception.

Samples: Maurya has resigned because I did not allot tickets to his family members, son, daughter … She is the most corrupt politician on earth.. Nothing matters as long as she gets ‘ maya’ (money). Both have made themselves a laughing stock.

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