Manmohan Singh’s on TV and all seems well with the UPA, but Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has already made it clear that he cannot be taken for granted. The SP could move a resolution in Parliament against the recent decisions on FDI in multi-brand retail and diesel prices, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister ominously told The New Indian Express Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla during a free-ranging Teekhi Baat on IBN7. Saying that the UPA decisions were anti-farmer and anti-aam aadmi, Yadav reiterated his party’s opposition to them.
Mulayam took exception to the tone of Prime Minister’s nationally televised address. “The Prime Minister should not threaten the Opposition,” he said. “The Prime Minister should have called Opposition leaders to make them understand and explain what he would say. We could have also given our opinion... that would been good and the Prime Minister’s standing would have grown.”
Predicting the formation of a Third Front before the next elections, Mulayam said that neither the Congress nor the BJP would come to power.