Sita coy, Naidu says 'Ahoy'!

Sunday Express - - INDIA -

Just as in the early days of NDA-I, and the UF be­fore that, Chan­drababu Naidu has be­come the un­of­fi­cial co­or­di­na­tor of the Op­po­si­tion gath­band­han. In fact, whether it be­comes a 'ma­ha­gath­band­han' or a loose net­work of smaller state-level band­hans (tie-ups) now de­pends on the Andhra CM's po­lit­i­cal savvy -- on whether his skills can be brought to bear on pa­per­ing over the dif­fer­ences be­tween the Con­gress and re­gional pow­er­houses. The CPI-M too is none too happy ei­ther, maybe the rea­son why party gen­eral sec­re­tary Si­taram Yechury's bon­homie with Rahul Gandhi has ebbed. The Con­gress's stance on the Sabarimala is­sue, on which it's vy­ing to outdo the BJP as the cham­pion of Hindu angst, de­spite the party chief favour­ing a pro-woman line, has cer­tainly up­set the CPI-M leader.

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