NcP, conG and the cBi
Is there any link between CBI training its lens on lobbyist Deepak Talwar for allegedly using his influence within the UPA’s Ministry for Civil Aviation to amend bilaterals and the fact that Gujarat elections are round the corner? Don’t forget the Civil Aviation Minister at the time was NCP’s Praful Patel and the BJP is keen to prevent an alliance between the Congress and the NCP. (There is some confusion as to whether the NCP voted for the BJP or the Congress candidate during Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha election a few months ago.) If that’s the case, then the move may have boomeranged, because NCP leader Sharad Pawar was recently heard singling Rahul Gandhi out for praise, stating that “the PM is scared of Rahul’s image makeover”. This is the same Pawar who not long ago was expressing doubts about Rahul’s leadership skills.