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Protein Deficiency

From across the states, doleful tidings for the UPA govt

Protein Deficiency
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Protein Deficiency
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In politics, morale is more important han numbers. And as of now, the morale of the Manmohan Singh government has sunk abysmally low even though it has all the numbers that are needed. The debacle in the assembly polls had already sucked the life-force out of the Congress. Then, Mamata Banerjee drew blood on the rail budget and reduced the UPA government to a farce. Earlier, the PM had made a phone call to Mamata, urging her not to attend the swearing-in of Prakash Singh Badal. Trouble is also brewing with another ally—the DMK, which has sharpened its attack on the government for its attitude to human rights violations during Sri Lanka’s war against the LTTE.

In Uttarakhand, forget the Congress’s internal troubles, it took the BSP five full days to extend support to it—something that should have happened the day the results came out. After all, the BSP extends outside support to the UPA at the Centre. In Delhi, the Congress is unsure whether Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, or the BSP for that matter,...

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