The hottest topic in the political circles today is why did the Congress dragged its feet and why did it not extend support to the Shiv Sena.
Sources say the Congress was reminded of Chandrababu Naiduâ€™s fate. She wants to ensure that the Congress does not end make the same mistake that Chandrababu had made. She has perhaps realised that joining hands with sworn ideological enemies just to share the spoils of power could prove to be counter-productive. She has the example of the entirely unethical and wholly opportunistic alliance of the Congress with the TDP in Telangana. The voters have completely rejected the alliance.
The voters rejected the Congress even in the AP. Even Chandrababu was rejected lock stock and barrel in AP. Many Congress leaders have said that the party could have been better off had it not joined the hands with the TDP. So, it was lose-lose situation for both.
Perhaps it is because of this that Sonia Gandhi has decided not to support its arch ideological rival Shiv Sena. The result? Shiv Sena is the biggest loser.