Taking a quick look at the similarity between the former NDA government and the current UPA government, one Congress leader spots three problems in the ladies they had in common. The NDA government and its Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpeyee had to invest most of their time in convincing Jayalalithaa of AIADMK, Mamata Banerjee of TMC, and Mayawati of BSP. Likewise, the UPA government finds the problem like cutting the Gordian knot. Convincing Mamata on almost every issue, wooing Jayalalithaa and Mayawati seem to opening that can of worms for the UPA government. The Congress leader said that these three were the problem ladies of Indian politics which is a tough nut to crack.
Just to feel Christmassy BJP president Nitin Gadkari flew off to Kochi to celebrate Christmas Day. He attended a function in a church where he shared the dais with the AICC Secretary Tom Vadakkan. However, Tom Vaddakan appeared a little uncomfortable sitting with the BJP president, Nitin. He later revealed in a private tete-a-tete with scribes that one lens man was trying hard to capture the two leaders in one single frame, but he failed because of a pillar obscuring the image. Tom said that he felt very relieved. After all, one senior Congress leader was in the news recently for his pictures to be clicked with some RSS leaders.
Lalu Shouts, Meira Out
Lokpal Bill has created a lot of troubles for the UPA government. It also irritated several Congress leaders, and Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar was no exception too. Though Meira Kumar is always seen very calm and composed and she also handles the Lok Sabha so deftly and in such a sweet voice that many people have started calling her the new nightingale of India. However, this Lokpal Bill upset her too. When the Bill was to be tabled in the Lok Sabha the meeting of the Business Advisory Committee was held. Lalu Prasad Yadav from RJD is also a member and he came in the meeting shouting loudly that he would not let the Bill pass. This irritated Meira Kumar so much that she walked out of the meeting.
It seems that the Congress has too much love for Suresh Kalmadi who is in Tihar jail for the CWG scam. Many senior leaders have given a statement in favour of Kalmadi from time to time. But it is not known that the Congress has love for Kalmadi to that extent that it is still awaiting him to come back to his previous post in the party, that is, the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party. It was seen that in the Parliament office of Congress the name plate of Suresh Kalmadi as the Secretary of Congress Parliamentary Party still exists, while the Congress had expelled him from this position months back after he had been sent to Tihar.