Sunday, April 4, 2010

ajit singh new ally of UPA2? will settle with commerce ministry


Pranab da and Ajit Singh hush-hush?


By R Rajagopalan

Pranab Mukherjee Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha last week
spent  two hours convincing  Ajit Singh son of Choudhary Charan Singh
to accept the UPA2 offer to join as a Cabinet Minister
with a "weighty and milky" Ministry,.Ajit Singh demands
Commerce, but Congress is ready to adjust him with
Non Conventional Energy. Ajit Singh is now engaged
in a tough negotiation.

Ajit Singh has 5 MPs in Lok Sabha, and this alliance would help
Congress in the next year Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Ajit Singh joining Cabinet will also send a signal to other allies
like NCP to keep a low profile.

Hectic political activities have begun as the second half of the
Budget session is to begin on April 15

In February when the Opposition  unity was too visible on price
rise and on nuke bill, Core Committee of the Congress authorised
Pranab Mukherjee to work out a formula with Ajit Singh.

Congress wooing Ajit Singh will benefit Congress in the longer run.
WIth Ajit SIngh support of  MLAs in UP, Congress might field 
Captain Satish Sharma as Rajya Sabha canidate. Hence it is a 
greater ploy to woo Ajit Singh. To break Mayawati domain in 
certain pockets with the help of Ajit also one of the prposition.



BK Chowla, said...

Congress will go to any extent.And Ajit Singh is always ready to join any one who gives him the "juicy" portfolios.

BK Chowla, said...

Ajit is has been omni present