POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Apr 10, 2009 AT 03:23 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 10, 2009 03:26 IST

A.K. Verma in the Indian Express:

The formation of a Fourth Front by the constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) — RJD of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Lok Janashakti Party of Ram Vilas Paswan, and SP of Mulayam Singh Yadav — has been interpreted by many as a possible schism within UPA ranks. This has made electoral contestation tri-polar in Bihar and quadrangular in UP. Many think that the decision of the Congress to put up candidates in all the constituencies in UP and Bihar would harm the interests of both Congress and these allies, and help the BSP- BJP in UP and BJP-JD (U) in Bihar.

On a deeper analysis, however, the pointers lead us to a diametrically opposite picture. The entire Fourth Front appears to be a shrewd and subtle UPA game plan designed to increase the seats of UPA constituents in Bihar and UP.

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Apr 10, 2009 AT 03:23 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 10, 2009 03:26 IST
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4/D-135
Apr 10, 2009
04:35 PM
I blame the English language TV cannels like NDTV,CNN-IBN,for making a baffoon called Lalu Yadav so important in Indian politics.just being a baffoon is something tolerable,but looting nearly 600 crores in fodder scam is certainly not.He is the closest chum of Sonia Gandhi and it is a case of a gang of thieves.No one should be fooled to think this rogue politician has come out of Sonia's friendship.
S.S.Nagaraj
Bangalore, India
3/D-133
Apr 10, 2009
03:24 PM
this 4th front is to save themsleves from complete route oput from Bihar and UP and latter to bargain better ministries from weak congress.Go and see how much respect Nitish govt has gained from the masses across whole state.In UP thanks to this divide now muslims (thankfully ) will not be able to tilt balance to SP neither dalits,only BJP will gain most from UP.Congress is no more anywhere, THANKFULLY !!
virendra kumar
New Delhi, India
2/D-131
Apr 10, 2009
10:56 AM
This is the most funny article I have ever read! Post fact we can rationalize almost every incident. Lets now apply the wishful thinking for the effect of exaggeration.

Sonia the Ultimate Chanakya?

Pawar quitting Congress and setting up NCP, hobnobbing with Sena, BJD was a "shrewd and subtle UPA game plan" designed by the ultimate Chanakya of politics Smt. Sonia Gandhi. She carefully analyzed the split polity and realized that retaining Maharashtra and talking with ideologically opposite poles requires an equally shrewd operator outside the Congress fold and so she instructed Sharad Pawar to quit the party and set up NCP. Poor Pawar being a Sonia loyalist had to agree to the "shrewd and subtle gameplan".
Srinivas
Lucknow, iNDIA
1/D-107
Apr 10, 2009
04:25 AM
We perhaps will be having frequent elections, from now on
Ray
Mumbai, India
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