OPPN UNITY A MIRAGE
The conflict in the opposition has brought out the inherent complications that result in a clash of ambitions among leaders. Chandrababu Naidu (TDP) was keen on a meeting of the opposition between the end of polling and declaration of results; Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee, both aspiring to be PM, are in favour of doing so after the verdict. The opposition did not declare its PM candidate to avoid bickering during elections. Broad opposition unity is a mirage in the face of competitive politics. Everyone will demand his/her pound of flesh sooner than later.
Usha Verma, Chandigarh