New Delhi, June 26: After the exit of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) from UPA, Congress seems to have become more cautious while dealing with its other allies. The party, which claims to continue to hold its power in the Centre even after upcoming Lok Sabha elections, wooed one of its crucial ally -- DMK.
M Karunandihi-led DMK reportedly had developed a strain relationship with Congress citing several disputed issues between the two allies. However, three months after divorce of sorts, DMK and Congress have joined hands to help DMK's Rajya Sabha candidate and Karunanidhi's daughter MK Kanimozhi to win second term in Upper House.
On the contrary Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems reckless while it comes on its allies. The party seems to have been gambling over its trump card -- Narendra Modi. The BJP on Tuesday, June 26 issued a stern message to the warring Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray saying the party was capable of going it alone in the 2014 elections.
BJP has not change its stand on the Gujarat Chief Minister when another crucial ally of the NDA -- Sharad Yadav-led JD(U) ended its 17-year-old ties. Now, when the Shiv Sena is also expressing its disappointment with Modi's promotion as BJP's election campaign chief, the party talked tough.
Supporting its decision over Modi, BJP spokesperson was quoted as saying, The BJP is not going to wait indefinitely for parties to join the alliance. We are capable of contesting the polls on our own and have started preparations."
Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA have taken two completely different takes ahead of the crucial general election which is expected to be held in 2014. While the latter has been hovering over Modi factor, it seems that the former is missing someone like Modi.