Tuesday, July 22, 2008

UPA wins the trust vote

UPA won the trust vote 275 to 256 with 10 abstaining.

The horse trading over the past few weeks has stripped indian politics of any last remaining vestiges of respectability.

To me what emerges from all this fracas is the coming of age of manmohan singh as a very savvy politician with the ability to take big risks - after all this trust vote could have gone either way ... No one could have predicted the relatively big margin.

Also this gives the congress another ally in SP so it need not look to the left for help come next election - which by the way could come fairly soon. It won't be an easy task to keep the current loose "unholy" alliance together for long.

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