There was a time – Jai Prakash Narayan was several times invited by Pt. Nehru to join his cabinet but each time he refused to oblige him. Jai Prakash narayan clearly told that his ideology and way of working did not match with Nehru style, as such there was no question of joining the union cabinet in his leadership. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also offered a respectable post in the party by Pt. Nehru in 1957 to which he also politely refused.
What happened to politicians of present era? No body wants to sit in opposition. Last year in July, 2008, Mayawati’s BSP voted against UPA, opposing the nuclear deal on behest of left parties. They exploited her slept ambition of being Prime Minister of India. She started day dreaming. During last general election she used unparliamentary language for Congress, especially for Rahul Gandhi. Now she has extended unconditional support for Congress-led UPA government. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party also announced its support in Mayawati’s style despite the UPA’s reluctance to include it in the new government. Laloo Yadav also fought election against congress by tooth and nail. He has also extended his unconditional support to Congress without being formally requested to do so. Another aspirant of coveted chair of Prime Minister, the leader of evaporated Third Front Devegauda has also extended his support without consulting his mentor, the left leader Prakash Karat.
Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav, Miss Mayawati and Mr. Laloo Yadav are afraid of CBI where a number of corruption cases are pending against them. Mr. Devegauda is a very cunning politician. His eyes are simply on a berth for his son in union cabinet.
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