Mamata, Karuna derail UPA train,Akhilesh to show green flag?

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New Delhi, Mar 15: Indian political scenario has taken an interesting turn at this time. Lots of speculations have surfaced over the UPA alliance. According to sources, two of key alliances - Trinamool Congress and DMK led by Mamata Banerjee and M Karunanidhi, respectively, may break the alliance any time following some difference of thoughts among the parties.

While Trinamool Congress seems to be upset with the central government over price hike, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and several other disputes, DMK expressed its disappointment with Congress and the central government over 2G spectrum scam allegations. Meanwhile, the Indian government's response to the resolution against Sri Lankan atrocities on Tamilians established in that country (Sri Lanka) has rubbed salt on DMK's wounds.

However, Congress seems not to be ready to lose the battle easily. According to sources, the party may approach Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh to save its government.

Congress seems to have faith on 22 MPs of the Samajwadi Party, which had offered unsolicited support from the outside to the UPA government at the beginning of its term. Since then, Mulayam Singh Yadav has often rescued the government by voting in its favour on crucial legislation, NDTV reported.

The Congress is now keen to count the SP on its side, and as relations with Mamata Banerjee spiral down, sources say the Congress is increasingly confident that if it comes to doing without Ms Banerjee's 19 MPs in the Lok Sabha, it can get the SP to guarantee support from outside if not as a part of the government.

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