New Delhi: October 17, 2007 – IR Summary – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is pleased to have an other ally who does not wish him to resign from the Prime-minister ship in view of unfortunate happenings taken place due to the threatening stand of the Left on the Indo-US nuclear deal, and which let down the country.
Who is that ally, who favored Manmohan Singh? It is BJP, he has found a section of ally in the BJP. The main Opposition party does not want him to resign in haste after the Congress leadership and alliance partners of the ruling UPA thought PM should resign.
The BJP, in fact, wants Manmohan Singh to continue till the remaining term of the UPA government gets over, and it is a natural help to re-build his image.
Though the top Opposition leaders love to declare him the weakest Prime Minister ever, they feel that Singh’s continuance in office would make the BJP’s case stronger in the next parliamentary elections. Even BJP President Rajnath Singh also supported Manmohan Singh not to resign. He said,”
“Why should we make the mistake of asking him to resign. It is in our interest that we do not make any loud demand. Let him be in the business.”
BJP has a strong case on either way, better Manmohan Singh should continue in his present position so as to enable BJP to do proper preparations for the next general elections.