Will it be Mayawati or Mamata this time? Sonia to play huge role

New Delhi: The aftermath of 2019 General elections with results on May 23 could prove BJP leading as a single party needing no coalition and winning the second consecutive term or there is a high possibility that Modi led-NDA party will lose its power to Rahul-led-Congress party, well, there is also another third possibility that neither of the parties comes to power single-handed and will require other regional parties to form a coalition government.

BJP party seems weak as the office of prime minister is non-negotiable for all practical purposes and when it comes to terms of dispensing with key ministerial portfolios like home, defence, railways, surface transport, rural development etc, any non-NDA party will not have the luxury to bag these lucrative posts in BJP-NDA than a non-NDA front.

With Congress in power, there are still chances that non-NDA parties could bag a few key ministerial portfolios.

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Either Modi wins by a huge vote bank emerging as a single largest party or it is Congress defeating NDA this time with or without the help of regional parties.

But what are the chances of Mayawati and Mamata bagging this role? Well, there is a huge chance for both the women getting support from Stalin, Naveen Patnaik, Akhilesh Yadav, K Chandrashekar Rao, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Tejashwi Yadav and Sonia-Rahul-Priyanka trio off course in order to defeat Modi.

Though Sonia maintained a low profile she is quite well aware that non-NDA regional parties need an anchor.

Throughout UPA years of 2004-14, Sonia kept both the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in good humour even though they were rivals on Uttar Pradesh turf.

Delivering a lecture on “Living politics: what India has taught me” at the Nexus Institute Tilburg, Netherlands in 2007, Sonia had observed, “public life in India is characterised by vigorous debate and vehement contention. The cacophony of politics is the very music of our democracy.”

Will the voters give Sonia and Rahul Gandhi a ‘dobara’? Now that remains the question.

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