In Maya’s thrall

Sunday Express - - INDIA -

The SP-BSP ‘gath­ban­dan’ may have left the Congress rather lonely in UP, but UPA coali­tion­mak­ers have still not given up on Mayawati. Sharad Pawar, who’s over­see­ing the NCPCongress seat-shar­ing in Ma­ha­rash­tra, is said to be keep­ing a few seats in Vi­darbha for the BSP. The ex­act seats are yet to be de­cided but there seems to be in no doubt that she’ll be “with us”. Mean­while, in Luc­know, Akhilesh Ya­dav and Mayawati have not only left the GOP high and dry, they did not bother to in­vite RLD’s Jayant Chowd­hury to share the dais when they an­nounced the al­liance. This gives no­tice to the spec­u­la­tion that the Congress too may be con­jur­ing up a ‘gath­band­han’ of its own with smaller par­ties, in­clud­ing the RLD, the Nishad Party, the Peace Party and the SBSP, the Apna Dal, the last two dis­af­fected NDA mem­bers.

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