Three queens, three aces: Jaya, Maya and Mamata hold the key to govt formation

A look at how Jayalalithaa, Mayawati and Mamata could individually hold the key to govt formation.

Updated: March 5, 2014 1:20 pm

Jayalalithaa, Mayawati and Mamata could individually hold the key to govt formation, if not pitch for the PM’s chair themselves, given the number of seats each is targeting in her state. A look at how they are going about their objective of a larger role in Delhi:

Jayalalithaa has largely been silent on Modi, congratulating him on his elevation as BJP campaign committee chief but making no comment when he became the party’s PM candidate. Amma everywhere, from food and water to cinemas and PM posters, report by Gopu Mohan from Chennai


The hints are there, though her camp hasn’t spelt out her designs on the prime ministerial post as explicitly as Jayalalithaa’s has spelt out hers. “The Trinamool Congress will have a bigger voice in Delhi this time,” is what Mamata Banerjee has been telling voters at rallies. To supporters, she has been saying, “We will decide the next government.”

Mamata Banerjee pitches voice louder, all the way across to Delhi. special report by Subrata Nagchowdhury from Kolkata


Any talk of her being a prime ministerial candidate is restricted to what party leaders have been telling supporters. Mayawati has, nevertheless, been projected as such before. The last time was as recently as in 2009, an election that gave her party its best performance yet.

Third largest is target before Mayawati sets term, reports Ramendra Singh from Lucknow


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    B. Raghuram
    Feb 26, 2014 at 11:46 am
    Most women in politics think Govt is their kitchen Cabinet. Use and throw at will. Maya has a mayajaal and White money by paying Crores in taxes and erecting statues in parks by spending Crores. What is the source of her wealth ???? Jayalalithaa spent Crores for her son's wedding. what is the source of her wealth ????There are cases pending against her for more than a decade. If you ask her to approve a project, she wants equity, which again is all benami transactions. Mamtha, there may not be wealthy but very insensitive. That's why during an Investors meet when a lot of kids were dying in hospitals and a scribe asked her about it, She said,"I am here to answer quires related to investment"!!!! Well being a CM, she could have at least said she would do her best instead of being plain rude. She ed up her party's railway portfolio by trying to be a - my- way- or- no- way person. Even god cannot help India from these so called Three Queens and Three aces