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2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election and the Future of UPA
South Asia Masala (2012)
  • Vikas Kumar

The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been paralyzed among other things due to the populist politics of Mamata Banerjee, the leader of All India Trinamool Congress (Trinamool). Dr Manmohan Singh’s historic Bangladesh visit was almost derailed, when mercurial Mamata vetoed the agreement on water sharing. The list of domestic legislations and policy initiatives that have been delayed or even mothballed to keep Mamata in good humour is long: Lokpal Bill, FDI in retail sector, disinvestment of public sector undertakings, and rail fare rationalization. To add insult to injury, Mamata now seems to be keen to get rid of Congress.

Publication Date
January 13, 2012
Citation Information
Vikas Kumar. "2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election and the Future of UPA" South Asia Masala (2012)
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