Friday, October 26, 2007

Corridor Whispers-Sonia's new "sights" in Bihar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is not sitting idle. She has been eying elections 2007, 2008 and 2009 in various assemblies as well as lok Sabha. Bihar is under her watch list and its tally of 40-Lok Sabha seats is said to be prompting some loud thinking. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is seen as a potential ally on account of his track record and secular outlook. A former Congress leader now in Janata Dal (U) leader Sadanand Singh is said to be doing the spadework. If everything goes fine, Sonia would consider bringing JD (U) on board the UPA. This would however be possible if current ally and RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav is routed in 15th Lok Sabha.