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Dark Room Tactics

Mulayam gets the crown after eight long years, but it could well be one of thorns Updates

Dark Room Tactics
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Dark Room Tactics
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An unlucky planet for most, Mangal proved auspicious for Mulayam Singh Yadav. It has catapulted him back to power in UP after an eight-year hiatus. Grasping the 'taj' disdainfully discarded by Mayawati, he promised a stable government in a scenario fraught with uncertainty. It's not known how long the new government will last, but Mulayam has been maintaining ever since the poll results last February that as the single-largest party he had the mandate to govern the state. Now, that mandate has been honoured, say Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders. The UP assembly convenes on September 2 and Mulayam has been given 14 days to prove his majority on the floor of the House.

At the end of the Lucknow farce, the physiognomy of the dramatis personae had their own little stories to tell. Mulayam, triumphant yet tense, unsure how long his innings would last. Mayawati, distracted as she contemplated a bleak, litigation-ridden future. BJP's Rajnath Singh, self-satisfied to the point of smugness for having finally had his way—dissociating from Mayawati. Congressmen Jagdambika Pal and Pramod...
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